• Talk To The Troops: Why Communication Is Key To...
    CEO.com - Jun 12
    I couldn’t figure it out. Why did the big brass at Fort Sill, Okla., insist on these random, no-notice drills in which my troops and I had to show up at 0 Dark 30 and roll out our artillery unit as if we were about to go... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • How To Help Your Audience Genuinely Care
    CEO.com - Jun 11
    Granted, "hate" might be a strong word...but it sure felt like it. An Italian manufacturing conglomerate asked me to help improve productivity at one of its plants. I spent three days and nights on the floor and developed... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • 7 Communication Blunders That Undermine Otherwise...
    CEO.com - Jun 10
    Some CEOs get to the top because of their communication skills. Others get there in spite of them. If you are in the latter group, becoming a master communicator could well make the difference between realizing your... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • The 5 Worst Words You Can Ever Say
    CEO.com - Jun 2
    I carry my board up the beach. "I could never do that," a man walking by yells. "I'd be too scared." "Sure, you could," I think as he walks away. Paddleboarding is hard but not that hard. First you fall off. Then you fall... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Rather Than Fight Or Flee, Take Responsibility
    CEO.com - May 29
    I was in a large meeting at my company, sharing an idea that had occurred to me, when one of my younger colleagues raised her hand and jumped in. “I’m feeling like we’re getting off track,” she said with some... Read »
    1 month ago
  • 4 Ways Leaders Can Combat Personal Biases
    CEO.com - May 28
    Employees and leaders of any company are faced with the challenge of making quick and efficient decisions. While these one-off decisions are undoubtedly important, a recently published Harvard Business Review article reveals... Read »
    1 month ago
  • How To Have A Difficult Conversation At Work
    CEO.com - May 26
    Learning requires we detect and correct errors in our thinking. But learning often requires we go beyond just one iteration of questions and answers to do so. Asking a series of five whys is a powerful tool for doing just... Read »
    1 month ago
  • 10 Reasons You Should Stop Waiting For Approval
    Inc - May 22
    Stop waiting for approval from others--it will only lead you toward a no-win situation. Read »
    1 month ago
  • How To Say No At Work
    Forbes - May 20
    Nowadays many companies expect their employees to do more work in less time. From interns to managing partners, people say yes to these demands because they want to be team players, look eager or simply be nice. But saying... Read »
    1 month ago
  • The 4 Enduring Qualities Of Accomplished Leaders
    Entrepreneur - May 20
    To get lasting results we need GRIT® - generosity, respect, integrity, and truth. This combination of principles helps leaders create personal accountability, inspire others and enhance team performance. Read »
    1 month ago
  • The Leading Cause Of Corporate Calamity Is Leaders...
    Entrepreneur - May 20
    Corporate silence occurs when employees willfully withhold important work-related information. Read »
    1 month ago
  • Being Nice Is Making You A Bad Manager
    HuffPo - May 19
    Very rarely am I accused of saying something solely to make someone feel better. I encourage the use of tough love every chance I get. When someone who is considering a position managing people or human resources tells me "I... Read »
    1 month ago
  • 12 Habits Of Exceptional Leaders
    Entrepreneur - May 19
    Below are 12 essential behaviors that exceptional leaders rely on every day. Give them a try and you can become a better leader today. Read »
    1 month ago
  • Please Stop Saying These 25 Ridiculous Phrases At Work
    Inc - May 14
    At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took over our vocabulary until... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Why People With Agreeable Personalities Are Less...
    World Economic Forum - May 13
    When it comes to the likelihood that you’ll get promoted into a top leadership position at your company, there are a few obvious factors to consider. How long have you been at the organization? Have you received stellar... Read »
    1 month ago