May 23, 2017

Two Myths About Strategy — And Two Tools To Make Yours Work

We all know that setting a strategy matters. It’s one of the first steps to steer your company to achieve its goals and fulfill its mission. […]
May 16, 2017

Ready To End Silos, Sabotage And System Dysfunction In Your Organization?

Got silos? How about sabotage? System dysfunctions like these are generally symptoms of low cultural alignment. The two founders of Company Z were at war. The […]
May 9, 2017

3 Practices To Become A Great Listener

Are any of these phrases familiar to you? “You just don’t understand.” “How many times do I have to repeat myself?” “I can’t tell if you’re […]
May 3, 2017

The Only Effective Way To Deal With Conflict

What leadership and organizational behaviors would you like to change? I had the great good fortune in 2010 to spend a week with the Dalia Lama […]
May 1, 2017

This Is What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born […]
March 29, 2017

If You Aren’t Doing Content Marketing, You’re Missing The Boat

The Content Marketing Institute together with Marketing Profs and Curata released an essential study recently. You need to read it. Why? Because it found that 75% […]
March 19, 2017

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there. We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” […]
March 7, 2017

Employee Appreciation Day — Do You Do These 5 Things?

Friday, March 3, 2017 was Employee Appreciation Day. Sure, it’s a day for companies and leaders to thank their employees for their hard work and effort […]
February 22, 2017

Organizational Distrust Is Rampant: Why Leaders Should Be Worried

Distrust is rampant. It’s worldwide. It’s pervasive across all types of organizations in the business world. Even though the trust of CEOs is at an all-time […]
February 16, 2017

How To Leverage Newly Reported Job Outlook Optimism & Recruit Great Talent

Optimism regarding finding a quality job is at an all-time high. “For the first time since Gallup began tracking the question in 2001, a majority of Americans […]
February 1, 2017

63% Of Employees Don’t Trust Their Leader — Here’s What You Can Do To Change That

Trust is toast, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer. It’s worldwide, it’s pervasive across business and government, and trust of CEOs is at an all-time […]
January 25, 2017

The Power Primer: Lessons From Andy Grove, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates And Larry Ellison

  In my experience, leaders either use power well or they don’t. Thankfully, I’ve met more that fall into the “use power well” category. Here are […]
January 11, 2017

5 Signs Your Top Performers Are Going To Quit And What You Can Do To Retain Them

How many of your top performers have quit, leaving you, their leader, wondering why or what happened? People will quit before they ask for what they […]
January 4, 2017

Four 2017 Topics That Bad Leaders Will Ignore And Great Leaders Will Embrace

Are you ready for 2017? What will make it your best year yet? Will it be tackling key goals? Finally getting those long-delayed “to do” items […]
December 21, 2016
Career Advice

The Only Career Advice You Need For 2017

“The indispensable employee brings humanity and connection and art to her organization. She is the key player, the one who’s difficult to live without, the person […]
December 14, 2016
Want Your Boss To Respect You? Do These 6 Things

Want Your Boss To Respect You? Do These 6 Things

Do people respect you? Respect is often defined as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. The […]
December 7, 2016
Headed Towards Burnout? Here's What You Need To Do

Headed Towards Burnout? Here’s What You Need To Do

As leaders we are expected to be highly present, have clear and consistent insights, maintain significant levels of energy, and stay grounded regardless of circumstances. Yet […]
November 30, 2016
Games Get Goals Met - Here's How

Games Get Goals Met – Here’s How

Are you using games to help your team achieve their goals? Gamification creates healthy competition, learning, communication and incentives. When used properly, gamification can change the face […]
November 23, 2016
The Link Between Exercise And Boosting Brainpower

The Link Between Exercise And Boosting Brainpower

Are you making exercise non-negotiable? Before you skip a workout, remember that exercise is the key to a healthy brain. When I first start working with my […]
November 16, 2016
4 Steps to Becoming a More Emotionally Intelligent Leader

4 Steps To Become A More Emotionally Intelligent Leader

The CEO tells the VP Marketing candidate he’d hire her if she lost 20 pounds. She’s “too fat to represent our company.” The VP Operations tells […]
November 9, 2016
How Leaders Can Rock Rejection & Finesse Failure

How Leaders Can Rock Rejection & Finesse Failure

What holds us back from our dreams more than anything else? Fear of failure. So let’s tackle it head on. Sooner or later you’re going to […]
October 26, 2016
Why Performance Management Is Dead And Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay

Why Performance Management Is Dead And Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay [Infographic]

How’s your team performing? Before you start the process of performance evaluations, take 10 minutes and discover why performance management is dead and performance motivation is […]
October 18, 2016
Networking, whether it is in person, via Linked In or in another manner, can have a lasting effect on future referrals.

Deepen Your Relationship With Centers Of Influence

Our favorite door opener Caryn Kopp discusses the importance of relationships with Centers of Influence— thought I’d share! Networking, whether it is in person, via Linked In […]
October 5, 2016
How To Lead And Empower Your Team Through A Crisis

How To Lead And Empower Your Team Through A Crisis

According to a recent Harvard Business Review Management Tip Of The Day: A leader sets the emotional tone and the example both in good times and, […]
September 28, 2016
How To Overcome Adversity In 2 Steps

How To Overcome Adversity In 2 Steps

    Think about a novel or movie that you found engaging. Why was it so? Conflict. Conflict makes a story interesting, it moves the story […]
September 21, 2016
Beyond The Brain: Mindfulness For Leaders

Beyond The Brain: Mindfulness For Leaders

We’ve all embraced the latest leadership tools and techniques. And we’ve become as awesome as we can be. Until now… Making The Brain’s Best Parts Bigger […]
September 14, 2016
Why Leaders Need To Be Great Storytellers

Why Leaders Need To Be Great Storytellers

We’ve all seen them. Emotionally flat presentations. Emotionally devoid corporate mission, vision, and value statements that are simply wall art. They’re not memorable. And even if the […]
September 7, 2016
5 Brain-Based Keys To Engage Your Team And Have Your Profits Soar

5 Brain-Based Keys To Engage Your Team And Have Your Profits Soar

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just tell people what to do and they’d do it? Wasn’t that what was supposed to happen when you […]
August 31, 2016
75% Of Workers Are Affected By Bullying -- Here's What To Do About It

75% Of Workers Are Affected By Bullying — Here’s What To Do About It

Workplace bullying is frighteningly common and takes an enormous toll on our businesses. Research from Dr. Judy Blando (University of Phoenix) has proven that almost 75% […]
August 18, 2016
4 Brain-Based Ways To Improve Team Performance

4 Brain-Based Ways To Improve Team Performance

A well-orchestrated team depends on everyone doing their job, at the time they are supposed to do it, yielding the results they are supposed to yield. […]