How Much of Your “Authentic Self” Should You Really Bring to Work? by Susan McPherson February 12, 2021 Summary. If you see networking and work interactions as transactional, you’re likely missing out on an opportunity to form deeper connections — which are integral to career success and growth, no matter what field you work in. How do… Continue reading Authenticity, what does it mean?
Scott Edinger In the academy award-winning movie The Kings Speech, the difference in King George VI ability to lead came down to his ability to communicate. The ability to communicate powerfully invariably surfaces in one form or another when I work with leaders, and I never hear that a leader communicates too much, or too… Continue reading If You Want to Communicate Better, Read This.
by Tony Schwartz June 25, 2018 Not long ago, I asked 100 CEOs attending a conference how many of them were currently involved in a significant business transformation. Nearly all of them raised their hands, which was no surprise. According to a study by BCG, 85% of companies have undertaken a transformation during the past… Continue reading Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies~Not Changing Minds
by Carmine Gallo According to Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, villagers would come from far and wide to hear Abraham Lincoln, then a prairie lawyer with a gift for storytelling. Lincoln didn’t have the benefit of modern technology. He stood on a tree stump instead of a TED stage, and PowerPoint wouldn’t be invented… Continue reading What the Best Presenters Do Differently
by Emma Seppälä, Christina Bradley, and Michael R. Goldstein September 29, 2020 When U.S. Marine Corp Officer Jake D.’s vehicle drove over an explosive device in Afghanistan, he looked down to see his legs almost completely severed below the knee. At that moment, he remembered a breathing exercise he had learned in a book for… Continue reading Why Breathing Is So Effective at Reducing Stress
by Peter Bregman and Howie Jacobson, December 10, 2021 Our client, the 2,000-person IT division of an investment bank, had a problem: Employees were leaving at alarming rates. The line we heard over and over again from the people we interviewed: “It’s easier to talk to a headhunter about my career than my own manager.”… Continue reading Feedback Isn’t Enough to Help Your Employees Grow
by John Hagel III, January 08, 2021 Leaders today need to revisit an overlooked skill: asking questions. In my 40 years as an executive and advisor in Silicon Valley, I’ve often seen leaders assume that people look to them for answers — bold assertions that build people’s confidence in their competence. But in reality, that… Continue reading Good Leadership Is About Asking Good Questions
by Joseph Pistrui and Dimo Dimov, October 26, 2018 “First, let’s fire all the managers” said Gary Hamel almost seven years ago in Harvard Business Review. “Think of the countless hours that team leaders, department heads, and vice presidents devote to supervising the work of others.” Today, we believe that the problem in most organizations isn’t… Continue reading The Role of a Manager Has to Change in 5 Key Ways
by Octavia Goredema, December 23, 2021 The nature of how and where we do our work has shifted substantially during the pandemic. Whether you’re in the office, working from home, or adjusting to a hybrid approach, visibility matters. One-on-one meetings with your manager present opportunities to discuss priorities, gather feedback, build trust, and cement relationships.… Continue reading Make the Most of One-on-One Meetings with Your Manager