Top 5 Reasons Employees Love Their Boss - and How to Be More Loved

July 30 , 2015

According to a study from Gallup, fully half of all employees in the U.S. have left a job because of problems with their manager.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Good Habits, Happiness, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, teams

10 Tips for Leadership When You're Not the Boss

March 16 , 2015

When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck in individual contributor roles? No one reports to you, and you're not even a project manager.

Filed Under: Focus, focus, Goals, goals, Insights, insights, leadership and management, Leadership and Management

7 Things Exceptional Leaders Know

December 01 , 2014

1.Exceptional Leaders know that leadership is influence.

Filed Under: Insights, insights, Leadership, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Professional Development, professional development

The "Fab 5" of Your Work Life

May 29 , 2014

"You are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with. – Jim Rohn"

Filed Under: Big Ideas & Innovation, Big Ideas & Innovation, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Professional Development, professional development, Your Career, your career

To Beat the Chaos, Take a Thinking Day

February 17 , 2014

One of the most under-discussed elements of effective leadership is how fast a leader must learn to stay at peak performance. Most successful leaders never stop learning. In fact, they are voracious learners who are always trying to find ways to improve and enhance their own performance and that of...

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Career Advice, Efficiency, efficiency, leadership and management, Leadership and Management

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

February 06 , 2014

First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.

Filed Under: Confidence, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Personality, personality, Your Career, your career

To Understand Leadership, Study "Followership"

January 13 , 2014

I was at a conference with 50 or so chief learning officers last week and we had a number of discussions about leadership.

Filed Under: Career Advice, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Professional Development, professional development, Your Career, your career

Leadership Is About Emotion

December 26 , 2013

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet...

Filed Under: leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Relationships, relationships, Social Impact, Success, success

The Best Talent Is Bringing Out Talent In Others

December 12 , 2013

"A superior leader is a person who can bring ordinary people together to achieve extraordinary results." Many years ago, an entrepreneur told me that. He was right.

Filed Under: Big Ideas & Innovation, Big Ideas & Innovation, Career Advice, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Social Impact

How to Talk So Your Boss Will Listen

August 26 , 2013
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Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Relationships, relationships