10 Ways To Inspire Your Team06/05/2013 06:00am
More and more people feel stuck at work and are looking for validation. Not only do they want to be heard, but more importantly they want to know that their contributions are being noticed and not taken for granted. Not for the sake of attention, but more so because they want to know that their skill sets are still relevant and useful and that they are making a difference to advance the organizations they serve. With professional development budget cut-backs in recent years, employees have had to start investing in themselves as concerns grow about where their capabilities best fit in their organizations and what their futures hold.
5 Ways Great Leaders Cultivate Wisdom In The Workplace20/07/2016 06:29pm
Throughout my life, my father would often remind me: “If you enrich your mind with meaningful knowledge each day, it will grow stronger – if you put it to the test, it will grow wiser.” Wisdom guides our thinking, attitude and overall mindset. It pushes us to break through boundaries, and to see beyond the obvious. It directs our personal reinvention and how our leadership influences everything and everyone we come into contact with each day.
Three Strategies To Break Free From Complacency29/08/2016 06:00am
Recently I lead a meeting with one of my clients to present ideas for initiatives moving forward. There were five people in the meeting, but only one person was doing most of the talking. And that person wasn’t me. Every five minutes, this one executive was speaking up constantly – so desperate to be heard that he failed to listen to what we were presenting and the problems we were trying to solve for.
The 7 Things Great Teams Execute Flawlessly26/06/2014 09:07pm
The San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball team demonstrated flawless teamwork in a victorious run over the Miami Heat that culminated in their fifth world championship. Watching the NBA Finals reminded me of an executive training program titled, “What Leaders Should and Should Not Do to Create Championship Teams.” For example, it taught that just because you have the best players, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have the best team. Or: just because your team has won in the past, it doesn’t mean that the leader was leading the team the right way – you don’t want to discover the team’s flaws when it’s too late and matters most.
Relationships Without Reciprocity Are No Relationships At All20/07/2016 06:42pm
We live in a business world fueled by greed, self-aggrandizement, and artificial relationships that lack real depth, purpose and meaning. For example, a company’s good intentions to build momentum through partnership and mutuality is met with an act of deceit when the other party attempts to get the most out of them without any desire to contribute and add value to the relationship.