A team working with a strong sense of purpose is a force to be reckoned with. So how do you create it? With a tool called “The Purpose Pyramid,” one that I share in my (#1 … [Read more...]
Ever Wonder When To Move On From An Idea, Goal or Project? Here’s How To Tell
The process for moving on is easier than you think
A while back, I wrote about the science-backed key to achieving your goals--to resist the human tendency to throw in the towel too soon when we fail to achieve an interim … [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...]
6 Not-So-Obvious Reasons Seemingly Happy Employees Quit
Learn to spot these subtle signs to avoid the heartaches and headaches of sudden employee exits
Finding talent is hard. Losing it is hard to take. It's even harder when you feel blindsided. You already know why disgruntled employees turn sour--a terrible boss, … [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...]
10 Things Leaders Can Learn About Operating in Crisis from the Samsung Debacle
It's been a rough span of weeks for Samsung. Ensure you have smoother sailing in times of crisis with these 10 tenets
The Samsung Note 7 launched with much fanfare this summer; tech websites loved it and it was a recommended buy. All was good. Oh, and then it started exploding. As did my … [Read more...]
Try Making Someone Else’s Day. This 1 Sentence Will Show You How
Be a force of positivity and growth for your employees with 1 powerful sentence and 13 tips.
We might not realize it, but our self-esteem and self-confidence are under assault every single day. I recently conducted research that revealed a shocking 93 percent … [Read more...]
30 Ways to Show Gratitude (Which We Need More Than Ever)
Get into the spirit and make it a month of gratitude with these 30 powerful approaches.
It's an extra-good time of year to show gratitude at work (and in life). You can draft off the sentiment that naturally comes with the season. That is, until you read … [Read more...]
There Are Major Consequences to Giving Employees Autonomy If You Allow These 8 Things to Happen
The surprising dark side of granting autonomy can be avoided -- the effort is 1000 percent worth it.
The best leaders don't horde power, they give it away -- by granting autonomy (defined here as giving decision rights and freedom to operate to employees without your … [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...]