INSIGHTS (on leadership/self-leadership) “Courage happens on the other side of trying. Don’t expect it to show up before.” I recently heard actor Jason Bateman say this … [Read more...]
Want to Have Greater Influence at Work? Follow this Golden Rule
It’s short and sweet, with an even sweeter result.
If you really want to have an impact at work, you have to be able to influence in all directions in your organization; up (with your boss), down (with your employees), and across … [Read more...]
Want Your Team to Better Adapt to Change? Try the 3 Circles of Commitment
They’ll help you change too.
We’ve all experienced no shortage of change the last few years, that’s for certain. News flash: the pace of change won’t be slowing down any time soon, either. Which makes it even … [Read more...]
The 1 Best Tip for Succeeding in 5 Key Roles You Play at Work
You wear so many hats—might as well wear them well.
In my new book, Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, and Across the Organization, I discuss the fact that we’ve taken on multiple roles and wear … [Read more...]
7 Noble Actions That Will Draw Employees to You
We're drawn to honest and decent leaders--the alternative repels us. This simple code of conduct ensures no authenticity oversights
Is there anything more transparent then when someone's not being transparent? Despite reality TV, we're actually a pretty smart species. So why do we think we can get … [Read more...]
Science Reveals 11 Reasons Compassion at Work Matters (Just In Time for World Kindness Day)
You don't get off work for World Kindness Day. But it's something you should never call in sick for--here's why and how not to
With Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey grabbing headlines these days for horrific workplace behavior, World Kindness Day--which is today--comes just in time. Science … [Read more...]
Magic Johnson Just Admitted the 3 Real Reasons Why He Left the Lakers (It’s Toxic Culture Overload)
The former Lakers President didn't hold back in detailing the acidic environment he left behind.
Magic Johnson has been surrounded in rumors on why he recently left his post as Los Angeles Lakers president (and why he did so in an abrupt surprise announcement). … [Read more...]
LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman Says Leaders Must Set a Drumbeat for Their Organizations. Here’s How to Do Just That
These are the five cadences leaders should set for their organization
One of the most important jobs of a leader is to set the vision and strategy, and to provide a path for others to follow. But there's a not-so-obvious role the … [Read more...]
Are You a Leader With High Potential? You Are if You Answer ‘Yes’ to These 6 Questions
Future star leaders can put a star next to these six discerning questions
There may be nothing more important to an organization than spotting and nourishing high-potential leaders--the ripple effect on an organization of having such … [Read more...]
The Most Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Act on These 8 Warning Signs From Employees
Having superb emotional intelligence takes the ability to spot what many others miss
As a leader forever interested in bolstering my EQ, I've long kept a quote from cosmetics titan Mary Kay in mind: "Everybody has a sign around their neck that … [Read more...]