• The Key To Greater Impact
    Great Leaders Serve - Aug 3
    As I wrote this title, I wondered, “Is this true? Is there really a single “key” to greater impact? Should I choose different language?” Here’s what I know: I’ve been looking for ways to better steward my... Read »
    1 day ago
  • The 3 Ways People Respond To Career Disasters
    CEO.com - Aug 3
    It’s not how hard you fall, but how you pick yourself up that really matters. That is what we learned from 9000+ responses to our HBR survey on bouncing back from career setbacks. Resilience alone won’t cut it—you need... Read »
    1 day ago
  • 3 Of The Most Helpful Lessons I’ve Learned As A...
    Entrepreneur - Jul 31
    I wish being a leader was straightforward. It’d be so much easier if there were a manual for how to handle every situation. Unfortunately, it doesn't exist. We as leaders face all types of situations that are unique and in... Read »
    4 days ago
  • The Power Of Meeting Your Employees’ Needs
    CEO.com - Jul 31
    What stands in the way of our being more satisfied and productive at work? That’s the fundamental question we sought to answer in a survey we conducted with HBR last fall. More than 19,000 people, at all levels in... Read »
    4 days ago
  • Question What You “Know” About Strategy
    HBR - Jul 30
    Say you are competing in a fast-growing industry. How much do you care about profits versus market share? It’s a common rule of thumb that businesses should go for market share in fast-growing in­dustries. It’s... Read »
    5 days ago
  • How To Get Over Your Controlling Ways
    Switch and Shift - Jul 30
    There is a famous quote attributed to the legendary race car driver Mario Andretti: If everything appears to be under control, then you’re just not going fast enough. Control is a wonderful thing, but it is... Read »
    5 days ago
  • The Real Reason You Should Give Employees Positive...
    Inc - Jul 30
    There's a really good reason you need to give your employees (or any colleague or coworker) positive feedback. It's not always to create a healthy atmosphere or to make people feel good, although those things are incredibly... Read »
    5 days ago
  • Win Over Executives By Proving Customers Support Your...
    CEO.com - Jul 30
    Despite how much has been written about corporate innovation, it still presents a big challenge. On one hand, senior executives encourage employees to develop new products and services. On the other, they don’t want to... Read »
    5 days ago
  • How To Create A Conversation, Not A Presentation
    HBR - Jul 29
    When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe.... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Why You Need To Stop Trying To Please Everyone
    HBR - Jul 29
    Many of us are familiar with the concept of Getting to Yes, an iconic negotiation strategy developed by Harvard professor Roger Fisher and others. For many managers, however, the more difficult day-to-day challenge is... Read »
    6 days ago
  • How To Go From Being Successful To Significant
    Inc - Jul 29
    You don't have to become an industrial baron and make a billion dollars to live a life of significance. All you have to do is share the resources you now have. However insignificant you may think they are, your resources are... Read »
    6 days ago
  • That Time I Totally Screwed Up My Employee Training
    CEO.com - Jul 29
    A few years ago, I was consulting for a big software company in a key role for the R&D team. We started to use a new software application and the software vendor offered an additional opportunity to invest in employee... Read »
    6 days ago
  • Distinguishing Qualities That Define True Leaders
    CEO.com - Jul 27
    Leadership is the uniquely consistent and defining force behind great, enduring organizations. All of the best strategies, creative ideas and brilliant game plans cannot succeed or be sustained without strong, effective... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Leadership: Your Team Can’t Read Your Mind
    HBR - Jul 23
    When you live or work with people for a while, it’s easy to assume that they can read your mind and that you can read theirs. Whether it’s a spouse or a long-time team member, you may presume that you know what they’re... Read »
    1 week ago
  • What Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Know About Focus
    Inc - Jul 23
    Any entrepreneur will admit that it's important to focus. The task of the entrepreneur is intense and mentally-demanding. The surefire way to fail is to lose focus. You've got to focus. But focus on what? It's one... Read »
    1 week ago