How to Create a Learning Environment

Organizations cannot really change people and educate them, that is something employees have to do themselves. As a manager, if you feel responsible for people’s self-development–and you should be–a good alternative is to tweak the environment so that people change themselves, educate themselves, and start developing the desired habits…. Read More»

The 8 Most Important Habits of Respected Businesswomen

In the workplace have women been dealt a bad hand? It would seem so given the double standards society has towards women. Consider this for an example: I was talking with a friend the other day when she observed that Adam Grant’s “Give and Take” would not have been so successful if a woman wrote it. It would have been labeled as “too soft.” I agreed with her…. Read More»

When Leaders Wear Rose-Colored Business Glasses

We all wear rose-colored glasses. It’s part of our innate mindware programming. Whether we’re looking at ourselves or our business, our unconscious mind is designed to filter the information from our environment that presents our best feeling reality.

Which is why we often don’t see what’s coming. Until it’s too late…. Read More»

How to Intentionally Build Trust

You’ve probably gone to great lengths to surround yourself with honest people. They don’t lie, cheat, or steal. But trust involves much more than honesty. More frequently in the typical workplace, trust means consistency. Do you trust Kate to finish the project on time and within budget as she promised? Do you trust Carlos to build a cohesive team or will he be a divisive force in the department? Will Najma have your back when the executive team blames you for all the problems?… Read More»

Leading the Change We Wish To See

Businesses are among the most powerful entities in the modern world. The largest have greater wealth and influence than many governments. Even small businesses and entrepreneurs regularly reach a global audience. Leaders of businesses have become, by default, leaders of society. This creates an opportunity, even a responsibility, to lead in a way that shapes not just a better business but a better society, the sort of world we all want to live in…. Read More»

Are You Spending Too Much Time In The Office?

In our business lives we’re continuously bombarded with two conflicting messages: in order to be happily successful you must achieve a healthy work-life balance and, if you want to achieve the best promotion you need to out-perform your colleagues. As a result, there is often a seen divide in office culture, as some people realize they spend too much time working and make a change, while others continue to immerse themselves in their work, feeling that working longer days is a virtuous thing to do. … Read More»

How to turn Online Interactions into Personal Business Relationships

Many business leaders are looking to bring more of the “human touch” to our social media lives and online interactions. Even if your business has amassed a large following on Twitter or LinkedIn, it’s important to figure out how to take the next step of converting these online fans and “friends” into actual personal business relationships. Here are a few ideas for how companies can get more “real-life” relationships (and sales) out of their online activity…. Read More»

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