We’re all made up of stories. In fact, life is one long narrative and we’re all trying to write the best chapters we can before “The End.” A deep way to start this article, I … [Read more...]
Employee Happiness Boils Down to This Simple Equation
It's time for a simpler solution to employee happiness. It's time for...math?
Entire industries have been created to help people find happiness. And I'm not even counting when Apple comes out with a new i-anything. If I'm honest, so many "8 step … [Read more...]
1 Word Sums Up Why Your Middle Manager Role is So Hard
But there are clear winning strategies to overcome the challenges
If you’re reading this, odds are, you’re a middle manager, i.e. someone who has a boss and is a boss, who has to lead and influence from the messy middle, up, down, and across … [Read more...]
6 Ways You Unwittingly Contribute to a Toxic Culture
They’re avoidable with a little self-awareness
I strongly believe that culture must be a driving thought for any leader, not an afterthought. A workplace’s culture firmly shapes the way employees show up every day and can boost … [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...]
Mexico’s World Cup Win Caused an Earthquake. Then, the Coach Shared His 1 Inspirational Secret to Success
Yes, an actual earthquake. Every entrepreneur should learn from Juan Carlos Osorio's strategy that caused it
You read that headline right. In the midst of many compelling World Cup stories, this one is literally earth-shattering, Mexico was playing the defending World Cup … [Read more...]
Leaders at Google Are Trained to Do These 2 Things When Talking to Employees About Their Careers
Career conversations are crucial conversations--and Google leaders make them inspiring.
There are so many conversations that leaders never have with employees; good on-boarding discussions, informational talks to prepare the employee for a new project, … [Read more...]
5 Ways You’re Contributing to a Toxic Culture Without Realizing It
Even the best of us can contribute to a worsening of culture (but we don't have to).
Toxic cultures have had a high profile of late, whether it's the Dallas Mavericks or the Los Angeles Lakers. Given this, it's easy to fall into a "I'm glad it's them … [Read more...]
7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Become a Better Leader
When is the last time you assessed your leadership skills?
Any truly great leader will tell you that leadership involves the head and the heart. You can be the smartest person in the room every time, but if you don't know how to … [Read more...]
8 Teachable Moments to Help You Develop Your Employees
The signals are all around us if you know how to spot them--teachable moments that will greatly accelerate your people's development.
Our greatest responsibility as a leader is to help others become better versions of themselves (our second greatest is to appoint someone to run the March Madness … [Read more...]