Where do people do their most honest discussion, let their guard down a bit and just talk? At the meal table. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is the time most of us focus on relaxing and enjoying a satisfying meal. So, the obvious question that follows is how do you utilize this opportunity? … Read More»
A new Forrester study predicts that of the 4.5 million B2B sales jobs in existence today, “one million jobs will be net displaced by 2020.” Are salespeople disappearing?… Read More»
Looking at what nature has created over millions of years of evolution to get to the ‘perfect shape’, the designers at McLaren Automotive get their inspiration from animal anatomy, tree branches, blood vessels and river deltas to create some of the most sophisticated and efficient design solutions. If McLaren Automotive manages to create better designs by stealing from nature, surely nature must contain lessons that apply to business and leadership as well.
Here are 4 laws of nature that can inspire you to become a better leader…… Read More»
YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how young leaders really want their older colleagues to see them. Here are their responses…. Read More»
Whatever you think about Millennials, they are hitting the scene at a time of a tectonic shift in management. You can shake your fists at how entitled and coddled they are, or you can see them as “secret decoder rings” that give us a glimpse of what the future of management just might look like. But either way, you’re running out of time to decide. Change is coming…. Read More»
With this much press about Richard Branson’s story and his achievements as a businessman, you may ask, what leadership “secrets” could he possibly have? Well, I believe that when you dig a little deeper, you’ll find out why Branson is one of a rare breed…… Read More»
Traditional management is clearly and measurably in decline, although up until now it has been changing at a somewhat glacial pace. The social media revolution has moved much more quickly and has seeped into every aspect of organizational life, but by itself it is never going to fully revolutionize management. It needs a catalyst—like the Millennials…. Read More»
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»
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»
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»