• 5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For
    HBR - Sep 3
    Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are... Read »
    11 hours ago
  • Reframe Before You Blame: Managing Performance In The...
    Forbes - Sep 3
    Dad needs a coronary bypass operation—and you’re helping him choose between two local hospitals. You discover  both have about the same history of patient deaths per 100 procedures performed. You further learn that, at... Read »
    11 hours ago
  • Wisdom From A Rebellious Leader
    Switch & Shift - Sep 3
    We talk a lot about Rebellious thinking here at Switch & Shift, so it’s important that we are clear about what that is. The Miriam-Webster definition of rebellious is:
    • refusing to obey rules or authority or... Read »
    11 hours ago
  • The 9 Characteristics Of Good Decision
    Entrepreneur - Sep 2
    The choices you make as an entrepreneur can have powerful impacts. The “chance of a lifetime” can appear out of nowhere only to turn into something painful. Conversely, there are those opportunities that don’t seem... Read »
    1 day ago
  • 8 Mental Habits The Most Successful People Learn To...
    Inc - Sep 2
    Sometimes success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing. That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brugmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of The Passion Institute, a recently launched online... Read »
    1 day ago
  • Why Leaders Can’t Afford To Overlook Rudeness...
    Entrepreneur - Sep 1
    Anger, gossip and irresponsibility are the sorts of behaviors that come to mind when we think about a toxic workplace, but a new study reveals another behavior leaders should beware of: rudeness. Rude behavior is... Read »
    2 days ago
  • How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking Into Strategy:...
    HBR - Sep 1
    Just a few years ago, it wasn’t clear whether Indra Nooyi would survive as PepsiCo’s CEO. Many investors saw Pepsi as a bloated giant whose top brands were losing market share. And they were critical of Nooyi’s shift... Read »
    2 days ago
  • 5 Ways To Establish A ‘Quick Win’ Culture...
    Entrepreneur - Aug 31
    We all want to win big. We want to create a success story -- something that crosses boundaries, gathers speed and lasts a lifetime. But a success story can’t be formed in one go; it needs to be written line by line and... Read »
    3 days ago
  • Why Leadership Development Programs Fail:...
    Forbes - Aug 31
    In response to an argument McKinsey made for why leadership development programs fail, we made two cases for how they succeed: when they set and communicate realistic expectations [Part 1], and when they are built on solid,... Read »
    3 days ago
  • Why Your Employees’ Suggestions Aren’t...
    HBR - Aug 31
    A lot of companies use an ever-more-sophisticated array of online social tools in an attempt to connect their people, get a flow of ideas going, and spur innovation. But after an initial flurry of activity, the initiatives... Read »
    3 days ago
  • 5 Tips For Tackling Your Fears While You’re...
    Entrepreneur - Aug 14
    Things got easier. Each time I raised my hand in class or strode to the podium, I realized I wasn’t going to faint (at least not right away). The adrenaline kicked in. I made it through. Over time, I got more and more... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Top 10 Articles Every CEO Should Read Now
    Inc - Aug 14
    These words shed light on a major truth: we must always be learning. No matter how many years of formal schooling you may have, and no matter how far up you've climbed the ranks, there will always be something new to learn.... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Being Professionally Personable On Facebook
    HBR - Aug 14
    When people talk about using social media to advance their careers, they’re usually talking about LinkedIn, Twitter, or maybe their blog. But the reality is that more people use Facebook than any other social network,... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Giving Feedback When You’re Conflict Averse
    HBR - Aug 13
    “Conflict avoiders are generally people who value harmony in the workplace,” writes Amy Gallo in the HBR Guide to Managing Conflict at Work. ”When they sense a disagreement brewing, they will often try to placate the... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • 3 Tips For Embedding Social Responsibility Into Your...
    Entrepreneur - Aug 13
    Since founding FinancialForce.com in 2009, one of my main missions for the company and its employees has been to remain humble, have gratitude and give back wherever and whenever possible. Like the majority of businesses, we... Read »
    3 weeks ago