Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley once told me that 90 percent of his job was trying to communicate. That's the case for many business leaders who spend a … [Read more...]
Employees Crave More Appreciation From Their Bosses, Research Shows. Here’s How to Better Appreciate Your Team
It's something you can do more of to yield a more engaged employee
As leaders, there are a lot of things we can give our employees; our time, attention, loyalty, concern. It's easy to be left wondering if you're doing enough on these … [Read more...]
Google’s Best Leaders Stretch and Grow Their Teams in These 4 Savvy Ways
Google is known for research-backed leadership wisdom. Here's another dose
One of the primary responsibilities of a leader is to find ways to get more out of the teams they lead. More top and bottom line growth, greater productivity, bigger … [Read more...]
A Navy SEAL Commander Says Persevering Through the Toughest Challenges Requires These 4 Actions
Even among Navy SEALs, this guy has serious grit.
When it comes to getting through difficult challenges, there are certainly people who handle it better than others because they're tough. Then there are Navy SEALs. I'm a … [Read more...]
7 Ways the Best Leaders Make Time for Their Team
Whether they ask for your time or you volunteer it, these are the most powerful ways to do so
There are many ways leaders can work to set themselves apart. Many require high levels of skill, like setting a vision, being a great strategic thinker or being … [Read more...]
4 Steps to Communicate Anything Clearly, According to a Scientist Who Teaches Quantum Physics to Kids
A method for clearly communicating even the densest topics from a man who would know.
Having interviewed many, many leaders on keys to success for my books, keynotes, and this column, I can tell you that strong communication skills consistently … [Read more...]
Warren Buffett Says Doing This 1 Thing Is the Easiest Way to Increase Your Net Worth by 50 Percent
It has, and will continue to, open so many doors for so many people.
Warren Buffett is like that old EF Hutton commercial (and I’m dating myself here)–when he talks, people listen. And they listen because he talks and writes quite … [Read more...]
7 Questions Every Leader Should Be Able to Answer for the New Employee
This is a great test for how clear the 10,000-foot view is
Leaders are tasked with setting the vision and drumbeat of the organization, fostering the kind of positive culture they intend, posting meaningful goals, and … [Read more...]
The Best Leaders Avoid Making These 17 Mistakes When Giving Feedback
Giving feedback isn't easy, but it doesn't have to be so hard
Leaders must do a wide range of things well, from goal-setting to speaking in public effectively to setting a vision and drumbeat for their organization. … [Read more...]
17 Phrases Great Leaders Never Say to Employees
There's just no room in great leadership for this verbal spew.
Writer Maya Angelou was only half right when she said that people won't remember what you said, but they'll always remember how you made them feel. True, unless you're talking … [Read more...]