Some companies prosper and draw the business world’s attention. They continuously grow, innovate and impress. In contrast, others struggle, never breaking through to reach their desired success. The latter must deal with downsizing, financial shortfalls, market-share losses and tarnished … [Read more...] about Building a Strong Culture
We live in an age of remarkable products and services from inventive thinkers with lofty ideas. These visionary leaders, who don’t think or work like anyone else, have started businesses based on novel concepts, and those whose achievements greatly impact society are afforded special … [Read more...] about Visionary Vulnerabilities
Countless management books, seminars and programs offer insights into how leaders can establish a culture of trust within their organizations. Their consistent theme—“It begins with you”—is certainly valid, as leaders must model trust and set an example for their people. Success depends on a … [Read more...] about Establish a Culture of Trust
The way we work isn’t working anymore. Some experts blame traditional organizational hierarchies, incentives that fail to motivate, disengaged employees (two-thirds of the workforce), and a system that overcompensates management while undervaluing frontline workers. New ways of working have … [Read more...] about A Brief History of Organizations: The Quest to Reinvent Work
Are you stuck in the past, or work with someone who is? Not everyone aims for personal growth or uses their past experiences to move forward.
If you've ever worked with a colleague who tells the same old stories over and over, you understand how people can distort reality to suit their purposes. … [Read more...] about Stuck in the Past:
5 Steps to Personal Growth
Have you ever had a midcareer fantasy where you quit your job and go do something new? Many executives secretly admit to their coaches that they’re contemplating midcareer shifts. They may not actively seek change, but they certainly start imagining it. Of LinkedIn’s 313 million members, 25% … [Read more...] about Midcareer Crisis …or Opportunity?
The challenges of 21st-century work—rapid innovation, unrelenting change and unprecedented uncertainty—have created a stress pandemic. The future of work – your work – may involve robots, even as a manager or leader. Depending on your disposition, you may view the future as ripe for a spectacular … [Read more...] about Future of Work: 5 Skills for the Robotic Age
Life is full of daily lessons. We interpret experiences; tag them as good, bad or neutral; file them into memory (or not); and create stories about ourselves. If you want self-awareness, take a look at how experience has shaped your stories. “Many leaders point to their childhoods as the source of … [Read more...] about The Past as Prologue: How Experience Shapes You
When people think of mentoring, they often associate it with an older executive who counsels a promising newbie. The senior leader advises the junior employee on his career, navigating office politics and what's needed to get ahead. But mentoring has dramatically changed over the last few … [Read more...] about The Magic of Mentoring
We've known for some time that leaders require higher levels of emotional intelligence as they pursue career advancement. There's now accumulating evidence that cognitive fitness is becoming a focal area for high-achieving leaders. Until recently, busy executives could find few guidelines for … [Read more...] about Brain Fitness for Leaders