• Don’t Let Your Head Attack Your Heart
    CEO.com - Jul 24
    I had been planning a dinner party for weeks. There were twenty people coming, some family, some friends, to celebrate my wife Eleanor’s birthday. I designed a ritual for her: my goal was to create a space where people... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Encourage Employees To Give You More Feedback
    Inc - Jul 23
    When you're the boss, bad news, unpleasant as it is, can be incredibly valuable... and incredibly hard to come by. Without knowing what's going wrong in your business, you can't fix things, but employees are generally... Read »
    1 week ago
  • How To Give Constructive Feedback
    LinkedIn - Jul 22
    When you observe an employee engaging in a behaviour that you recognize as undesirable or in contravention of established team values, then you need to take action. Here are some tips on how to give constructive feedback in... Read »
    1 week ago
  • 6 Essential Leadership Skills For Today’s Leader
    Switch and Shift - Jul 21
    As of this month- July 2014, log on to Amazon and you’ll find 116,796 titles under the heading “Leadership”. But if you’re in too big of a hurry to read a book, open up the American Heritage Dictionary. A careful... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Lead Without Trying So Hard
    HBR - Jul 18
    In early 2011, I gave a TEDx speech. Because I wanted my ideas around dreaming and disrupting to come alive in a way that’s not possible in writing – and because of my nagging performance anxiety – I started... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Leadership Is A Contact Sport: Think
    LinkedIn - Jul 16
    Thinking before speaking is a challenge for a lot of people. It might even be hard for you, especially if you are trying to prove to the world how smart you are. Take the following little test and see if you’ve got this... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • What Your Employees Can Teach You About Running Your...
    American Express - Jul 15
    It should come as no surprise to small-business owners that employees often see things differently than they do, especially when it concerns how the company should be run. Understanding what these differences are, however,... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Adapt To A New Culture, But Don’t Go Too Far
    HBR - Jul 15
    One of the most popular pieces of advice that people receive when operating across cultures is, “When in Rome, Act Like the Romans.” This advice essentially means that in order to be successful in a situation different... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • 3 Science-Backed Tips For Negotiations
    Inc - Jul 7
    Succeeding in negotiations is all about balance. Push too hard and you drive the other party away. Don't push enough and you end up with a less than optimal deal. You're always looking for that Goldilocks spot when it comes... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • The Secret To Master Negotiating Is Seeing
    Forbes - Jun 20
    In coaching thousands of negotiators over the years, I’ve observed that the most difficult skill for people to master is the ability to simply see what’s happening in the negotiation, rather than applying logic,... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Communicating The Universal Leadership Language
    Switch and Shift - Jun 17
    Great leaders are in the eye of the beholder (as Marge Schiller so beautiful shows in her book “Appreciative Leaders: In the Eye of the Beholder”). The common thread is that they all invoke meaning for those they lead.... Read »
    1 month ago
  • How To Give Your Team Feedback
    HBR - Jun 17
    Business books, magazines, and blogs are chock full of advice about how to give feedback to individuals, but how do you do the same for your entire team? What type of constructive criticism is appropriate in a group setting?... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Three Communication Fundamentals You Should Know
    CEO.com - Jun 12
    If you want to be effective at interpersonal communication in areas like managing conflict, negotiating, managing performance and coaching, here are three fundamentals - a theory and a two related skills - you really ought... Read »
    1 month ago
  • The Need For Organizational Adaptability
    Forbes - Jun 9
    Hierarchy is outdated. The age-old system originally designed by the military and adopted by corporate America has been rendered obsolete for the simple fact that it promotes irrelevance. Read »
    1 month ago
  • Authentic Communication Could Land Your Dream Job
    CEO.com - Jun 9
    No one is surprised that Holly Kaczmarczyk has been named CEO of Wells Fargo International, headquartered in Dublin. She has done a stellar job heading the Business Credit division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance with teams... Read »
    1 month ago