When flying on an airplane, the first thing you hear upon takeoff are the safety standards of the airplane: “In the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you… If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask first, and then assist the other… Read More»
In a world gone social, an ever increasing number of organizations are chasing the benefits of social collaboration, both inside and outside their own walls. With initiatives such as Google launching its high altitude balloons to wirelessly connect billions of people in remote areas, global collaboration has never been easier and is expected to surge in the next decade.
How to make sure you don’t suffer from a collaboration hangover?… Read More»
Leaders now find that they are leading employees and contractors and that these people can be located around the world. Are you leading with this in mind or are you stuck in the old, place based hierarchical way of thinking? … Read More»
YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about the truth behind Millennial stereotypes. Here are 7 responses to help us better understand Gen Y…. Read More»
You already have the ingredients to make your company far more powerful. You might not realize it, but there is something in the makeup of your company that a strong, dynamic culture can be built around. Something that can focus your whole organization on its prime purpose.
The key is identifying that thing…. Read More»
We’ve all had those interactions where they just don’t go the way we’d hoped. We say something we regret or don’t say what’s needed. In the end, we have fake talk that doesn’t address the matter at hand…. Read More»
Katherine Milkman is determined to help us do better next time. In one of her most recent studies, the James G. Campbell Jr. Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania looks at what she and her coauthors call the “fresh-start effect”: the energy and determination we feel when we’re able to wipe the slate clean. According to Milkman’s research, the same momentum that drives us to join the gym in January can be harnessed to help us focus on the pursuit of goals at other times throughout the year. … Read More»
Many career gurus will say leadership presence is essential to becoming a good, and ladder-climbing leader. In my experience, however, many good leaders get ahead with only a mild ability to be noticed when they enter the room, depending on the company’s leadership culture…. Read More»
Want to lead? Then you need to be credible. Your team needs to understand that you know what is going on. No one respects a leader that appears superficial, or that shows himself as disconnected from what is really going on…. Read More»
By nature, great leaders are time-starved species. So I ask you, are you going to spend your time studying and practicing presence techniques or are you going work on the elements of substance that will bring the joy of guiding your followers and watching them grow? … Read More»