Happiness is a tricky subject; its meaning varies from person to person. There is fleeting happiness: the happiness we feel when we get something we want. Then there is a richer form of happiness that comes from doing something meaningful, like work or volunteering. This latter form of happiness is more fulfilling and its affects are longer lasting…. Read More»
Developing this crucial ‘seeing things early’ side of your strategic leadership is not about becoming a great predictor of the future. What it comes down to is sparking and fine-tuning your alertness to early warning signals of change…… 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»
Let’s clear up the first notion: Resiliency is NOT about just surviving disasters, economic downturns, mergers, and the loss of top talent. In fact, if resiliency only kicks in when these events occur, it’s too late…. Read More»
We’re not lacking in people skills. We’re lacking in the understanding of what really makes individuals tick.
The knowledge of our human minds is increasing everyday, by leaps and bounds. We can use this knowledge to adapt our own leadership behaviors.
We can learn to fuel employee performance, lead effective change, drive increased job satisfaction and become the influential leaders we all strive to be…. Read More»
Even the most inspired and active among us keep our fuel tanks filled with the wisdom of those who have come before. Throughout my life, I’ve collected quotes that mean something special to me – sometimes in my head, sometimes on scraps of paper at the bottom of my sock drawer, and sometimes bookmarked on my favorite websites or triple-underlined in my favorite books.
With this list, I’d like to share my favorite 67 quotes of all time. Starting with the mother of all motivational quotes, from the father of all motivators…… Read More»
Wasn’t the Industrial Age supposed to be over in the 1970s? Oh, it was? Then why are so many companies still following the Industrial Age script?
In a word: habit. Comfort, even. Let’s face it; we humans don’t just change on a whim, just because we feel like it. Most of us… well, we stick with what’s comfortable, what’s “normal” to us; what we’re good at…. Read More»
For your consideration:
90% of all information that comes to the brain is visual
40% of all nerve fibers from the brain are connected to the retina
By 2016, 55% of all internet traffic will be video-based
Also by 2016, mobile video traffic will increase by 18x
So it makes sense that socially-enabled organizations are using visual customer-service for product tutorials, video FAQs and service updates. And why they are employing visual elements for interactive marketing campaigns, Q & As and – of course – branding…. Read More»
“We all become the stories we tell ourselves,” says Tom Asacker. Also, how people are influenced and how behaviors are changed is rooted in their belief system. So, belief plays a key role in business outcomes and causing change…. Read More»
There is one thing in life that has always boggled my mind. Why is it we can have an in-depth conversation with a stranger on an airplane in coach and yet are unable to speak with the same candor and vulnerability with people we have known for years?
What happens in coach that allows us to have an exchange with a stranger that can be more captivating and intimate than the conversations we have had with a spouse, a boss or team member?… Read More»