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
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
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
“Diversity trumps ability” as a sufficiently diverse, large group of non-experts often outperforms a small group of experts,” found Future Perfect author Steven Johnson. In our increasingly complex, disruptive world, we will face more situations where we’ll benefit from calling on the so-called wisdom of the crowd.
Thus it behooves us to have colleagues with very different work and life experiences, and from diverse professions and industries.Read More
In the best leaders with whom I’ve worked, there are three consistent attributes I’ve noticed. These attributes create a presence that is strong, professional and trusted. Most importantly, the persona is unique. Executive presence can look very different from leader to leader, but the sense that employees trust an executive is the constant.Read More
As organizations have become flatter and the need for positional leaders to be more connected and present, at least if they hope to ignite the level of engagement that makes the organization of today thrive, presence must be generated from a source of power other than positional power.Read More
You know if you are in the presence of someone with gravitas because they hold everyone’s attention instantly and hypnotically, even if you don’t always know why. There are now two rooms in the 21st century. How does a leader own the room when the room is virtual and the audience can be global?Read More
Even Joe the Pipefitter must look askance at some of the moves made in corporate America when faced with a string of bad news.Read More
To understand the changes that are taking place in the workplace, one important factor to consider is the different generations. There are always exceptions to the...Read More
A number of leaders have shared this with me, quietly, as we’ve been exploring the whole concept of trust, how it works, how it breaks down, how to build it, and how to be a trusted leader.
Fascinated by how often I’ve met leaders who really don’t trust themselves to lead, I wanted to know more. Here’s what I found…Read More
Seven months ago, the Rustic Crust was on track for record sales of its all-natural pizza crust. Investors were enthused about soon-to-launch products that were gluten-free, thin crusts, and basil pesto. Founder and CCEO Brad Sterl was thrilled.
Then-disaster! Fire burned the rural New Hampshire factory to the ground on March 6.Read More