Birds do it. Bees do it. All humans do it, but not always well or for long. Focus is a primary ability of all living creatures, built into DNA as a necessary skill for thriving in nature. When humans pay attention and focus fully on a task, they learn, understand, and act decisively. But human … [Read more...] about The FANS of Focus
Asking creative questions can change everything. A big, beautiful question can generate ideas, inspire action, influence engagement and participation, as well as solve problems and spark creative genius. Provocative questions can answer most conundrums of life and work. Einstein allegedly said … [Read more...] about The Creative Power of Questions
In today’s fast-paced business environment, leaders must make complex decisions quickly, even when faced with uncertainty. Data and numbers rarely provide a complete picture. Making sound decisions in a chaotic climate requires us to strengthen our intuitive thinking. Refining our intuition ensures … [Read more...] about Improve Your Intuitive Thinking
Who hasn't said something in the heat of the moment that they regret? Everyone makes mistakes. We make insensitive statements, we speak before we think, and we let our emotions get the best of us. No workplace is perfect. Managers berate subordinates in meetings. Colleagues make snide remarks … [Read more...] about The Tricky Art of the Apology
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 hero’s journey has been told and retold in many different ways in every culture throughout the world. Yours might go something like this: You’ve got all your ducks in a row, established some healthy routines, and you’re comfortably progressing on your career path. Then “bam!” you hit a wall. … [Read more...] about A.C.T. Like a Hero: The Journey to Self
How well do the leaders in your organization express their emotions? What about you? Do you appropriately articulate your feelings? Do you use emotional expressiveness to persuade and inspire others? “Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain … [Read more...] about Emotional Expressiveness for Leaders
Better time management isn’t the only solution to feeling overwhelmed. You may have a case of “brain clutter.” When you're feeling stressed and unproductive, your first instinct might be to look for a better system: A better system to manage your time A better system to manage your … [Read more...] about Time Management: Get Rid of Brain Clutter
“Toxic leaders cast their spell broadly. Most of us claim we abhor them. Yet we frequently follow — or at least tolerate — them.” ~ Jean Lipman-Blumen, The Allure of Toxic Leaders (Oxford University Press, 2004) Much has been written about toxic leaders with psychopathic traits and narcissistic … [Read more...] about Toxic Leadership: A New Look at Solutions
Do you ever wonder why some very smart people don’t live up to their potential? Maybe even you are included in this category. It may come down to mindset.
Mindset is “an established set of attitudes held by someone,” says the Oxford American Dictionary. It turns out, however, that a set of … [Read more...] about Shift Your Mindset:
Choose “Thrive” Instead of “Survive”