2 High-Speed Fighter Pilot Secrets: The Debrief and Lessons Learned

Our Air Force is, hands down, the best in the world. Have you ever wondered how military leaders ensure the continued success of our nation’s fighting force? How does our military routinely take a young college graduate and turn them into a precision-focused supersonic Fighter Pilot? The answer is found in a simple, scalable, repeatable […] Read moreRead More»

Without Empathy Organizational Success is at Risk

Empathy for others is a key element in forming and maintaining professional and personal relationships. Without empathy, it’s difficult to understand the viewpoints and feelings of others. Without empathy, we can become detached from what really matters to others. Focusing on others is a far cry from the mindset of what some researchers have labeled […] Read moreRead More»

8 Ways to Conquer Self-Doubt

Everyone struggles with feelings of insecurity and self-doubt from time to time, even those who might otherwise project the most assured and confident persona. A little self-doubt is not only normal, it’s sometimes desirable. According to the psychotherapist, Adam Phillips, self-doubt and anxiety serve an important function:  In many ways, self-criticism is essential for our […] Read moreRead More»

Are You Succeeding Through People Skills?

In 2013, Forbes published an article . If you read through the list, you most likely nodded your head in agreement. Likeability, flexibility, communication skills, leadership skills, negotiation skills all make the list. They fit the expected picture of someone who is highly effective at work. Now for the tough question: Are you actually succeeding […] Read moreRead More»

Execution without Measurement is Hallucination

“Strategy without execution is hallucination.” – T. Edison Around the globe and for decades now, business leaders have been embracing Thomas Edison’s adage to the letter. And it worked – until now. In recent years, indeed, many people have been playing the ‘blame game.’ We’ve all heard “it’s the VP who failed at cascading,” or […] Read moreRead More»

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14 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees Motivated

YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how they keep their employees motivated. Here are their answers: What is one strategy you use to keep your employees motivated?   1. Great Communication As an early stage yet growing business, we hold monthly company-wide staff meetings. While there is a lot of excitement surrounding our growth […] Read moreRead More»

The Changing Role of Leadership in an Outsourced World

Jeffrey Pfeffer, a Professor at the Stanford School of Business, distributed an interesting article by Gerald F. Davis of the University of Michigan about the changes facing corporations and corporate structures titled, “What Might Replace the Modern Corporation? Uberization and the Web Page Enterprise.” Although this is a very academic article and assumes substantive understanding of […] Read moreRead More»

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