INSIGHTS (on leadership/self-leadership) Toxic workplaces have become such a health issue, they’ve caught the eye of the US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, … [Read more...]
Harvard Study: This Frequent Bad Habit is Killing Your Happiness
It's a habit you can change with just a little intentionality
After giving a keynote, I was speaking with some audience members, all CEO’s of small companies. They were describing how exasperating it is to keep today’s employee … [Read more...]
6 Ways to Cope with a Bad Boss
You can manage toxic managers. It takes deep breaths and these half-dozen hacks
There’s nothing more devastating to one’s engagement level, happiness, or productivity than a toxic boss. They change the entire way you view your … [Read more...]
This Leading Indicator of High-Performers Will Surprise You
Gallup issued a report confirming a very surprising top performance predictor
Gallup issued their State of the American Workplace report, complete with its list of top predictors of engagement/performance/productivity. The list was populated with the usual … [Read more...]
New Study Shows Working From Home Can Be a Career-Killer (But Here’s How to Avoid That)
Research reveals an unwanted downside for remote workers -- but let's not accept the findings.
Working from home is a red-hot trend, a skill that when you excel at it can lead to tremendous productivity gains. The numbers of remote workers are swelling, … [Read more...]
In 1 Counterintuitive Sentence, Mark Cuban Just Gave the Secret to Rapidly Growing Any Business
Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban gives counterintuitive advice, but it's by no means counterproductive.
Mark Cuban, the Shark Tank veteran, sports mogul, and business maven (not to mention billionaire) is known for giving punchy one-liners and pointed advice to anyone … [Read more...]
The 6 Best Techniques for Communicating Clearly and Persuasively, According to a Speechwriter for Top CEOs
Words matter. This advice will make yours matter more
There's no one in business who can't benefit from being skilled at communicating clearly, crisply, and in a compelling fashion. Whether you're giving a keynote to … [Read more...]
Strengthening This 1 Leadership Attribute Will Foster Much More Engaged Employees
This characteristic scored highest for getting employee commitment (versus just compliance)--here's how to develop it.
Despite the efforts of many a well-intended leader, the crisis of disengaged employees still rages on in so many companies. Understanding how to better motivate … [Read more...]
Patagonia Has Only 4 Percent Employee Turnover Because They Value This 1 Thing So Much
Look beneath the quirkiness of Patagonia and you'll find a powerful driver of employee loyalty
Given we are in the midst of the Great Talent Wars, any insight on employee retention is like gold. And when we see companies like Patagonia posting an incredible 4 … [Read more...]
Here’s Why I’m Not Stressing (As Much) About What College My Daughter Gets Into
College rankings are misleading and the admissions scandal unwarranted--one thing instead drives success.
Of course, we want our children well-adjusted and better prepared to succeed--to an unhealthy extent for some. The recent, stunning college admissions scandal proves … [Read more...]