INSIGHTS (on leadership/self-leadership) Talk to any well-respected, seasoned leader about what makes them so good in their role (and I have, hundreds and hundreds of … [Read more...]
Research with 3,000 Executives Reveals 3 Rules for Giving Praise and Encouragement
Reward your good intentions by rewarding others in the right way.
I learned long ago as a leader that the more credit, praise, and encouragement you give away, the more that comes back. The truth is, we’re all starving for it. Research I … [Read more...]
These 5 Lessons from Google Will Help Your Team Think Big
True sources of inspiration for thinking big are hard to come by--especially in a world that punishes failure. Look no more for such a spark.
Undoubtedly, Google inspires many of us for what they do for their employees, for their bold thinking, and for their brave moves in the marketplace, just to name a … [Read more...]
10 Lessons from Last Year to Fuel a Brighter 2021
I hope my looking back helps you move forward
By now, you’ve read enough summaries of the unthinkable year that was 2020. In this, the opening week of content from The Blog for 2021, I wanted to focus on hope. And so, I share … [Read more...]
A 5-Year Study Says Those Who Develop This 1 Trait Get Better, Productivity Enhancing Sleep
Develop this trait by doing these five things and better sleep won't be just a dream.
We all know the importance of getting a good night's sleep. Set aside all the health-type bonuses for doing so, just the productivity gains and related career … [Read more...]
5 Ways to Create Your Opportunities for Growth and Advancement
Use these prompts to propel
Growth and advancement opportunities happen for people in the right place, right time. Right? Wrong. Actually, good fortune comes to those who are fortunately good enough … [Read more...]
This 1 Thing is Absolutely Critical for Achieving Your Goals, According to Psychology
We all need a little help when it comes to achieving our goals--so avoid this self-defeating tendency.
Breaking news–persevering in the face of adversity is hard. I mean like trying to get the drawstring back out of the hole in your sweatpants hard. There’s a … [Read more...]
13 Career Lessons Leaders Wished They’d Learned Sooner
Time + distance = perspective. Here's powerful perspective from leaders looking back on an oft-asked career question.
With graduation season upon us, I thought I’d answer the most common question I get from young executives after keynotes I give (other than “Do you give … [Read more...]
A 71-Year Boston University Study Says Doing This 1 Dead-Simple Thing Is the Key to Happiness
Don't feel daunted -- being much happier is more in your control than you think
Long, multi-year studies about the keys to happiness or success always catch my attention because they aren't common (it takes a lot of … [Read more...]
Tim Tebow Told the World How to Handle Haters in 2 Brilliant Sentences
Tim Tebow takes the high road with haters. The road is a smart path worth following.
We've all experienced people who weren't picking up what we were laying down. Haters. Doubters. Critics. Tim Tebow has a small armada of such exasperating entities, perhaps more so … [Read more...]