Many people agree that our culture is growing more impatient, selfish, disrespectful and ungrateful. Those who haven’t noticed are likely not bothered, and may be contributing to these disturbing tendencies. Not exactly glowing statements on our day and age. I see these attitudes and behaviors also visible in every corner of the working world, as
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Everyone we meet has a perception of us, and it’s our job to ensure that they perceive us in a positive way. In both your personal life and professional life, it’s vital to have a well-developed brand, goals, and story to ensure that you’re presenting yourself well. When you have a clear understanding of who
A great leader understands how to empower their team and when to delegate effectively in order to keep high morale and achieve maximize productivity in the workplace. Delegation is a skill that can be learned and improved over time, and will prove to increase efficiency throughout your organization, if used properly. Oftentimes, those in leadership
“Executive presence begins in your head. It resides in how you think about yourself, your abilities, your environment, and your potential.” ~ Kristi Hedges, The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others. In order to flourish in your career, you’ll need to pay attention to your executive presence. Learn how to
Of all the challenges leaders face, none is more pervasive yet hidden than fear of failure. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy Leadership is a tough job that requires courage. Doubts, insecurities and fears make organizational challenges more difficult and, in extreme cases, insurmountable. No matter
In a time when “flattening the curve” requires universal participation, when, how, and who to re-open requires tough decisions. Wise business leadership is needed more than ever before. There’s no shortage of talks, posts, or tweets on our need for wise, capable leaders who pursue the common good; who balance big-picture thinking with next-step management.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. ~ George Herman “Babe” Ruth As an executive coach, I am privy to clients’ stories of success and failure. I’ve noticed over the years that they commonly share one highly destructive behavior: self-sabotage. Few of us realize how frequently self-sabotaging beliefs creep into our decisions—sometimes
Have you ever had a mid-career 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 610 million members, 25% are active job seekers; 60% are passive job
Do you have clearly defined written goals? Or are they just in your head? Research shows that people who write out their goals end up achieving them and have higher incomes, success, and life satisfaction. According to Brian Tracy in his book Goals!, there is a study that reveals just how effective written goals can
Even successful people want more self-confidence. People who exude self-assurance easily influence others, get more promotions, earn more money, and seem to have more fun and success. Some people naturally seem to have it; perhaps they were born lucky with the right kind of parents. However, no one gives you self-confidence; it is something each
Most of us have a poor sense of our talents and strengths, yet are acutely aware of our weaknesses and flaws. Throughout the education system and subsequent careers, there’s often been much more attention paid to how to improve and fix our shortcomings rather than enhance our strengths. “Most Americans do not know what their
“A common organizational mindset is to view jobs as ‘work to be done’ and not as developmental assignments.” – Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter and James Noel in The Leadership Pipeline, 2001 The demand for leadership talent greatly exceeds supply. Few firms are prepared for what the McKinsey consulting firm has called the “war for talent.”
Finding Future Leaders: Personality Matters Given the financial and societal impact of global business, there’s an urgent need to understand leadership personality. If we fail to appreciate how leaders’ personalities influence strategic decisions, we risk selecting leaders who are incapable of setting an organization’s direction. Think about it. We are in the midst of great social, economic,