INSIGHTS (on leadership/self-leadership) Empathy is a misunderstood term. It’s the capacity to understand what others are feeling/thinking and relate. It’s making others … [Read more...]
Hybrid Work is the Next Disruption. A Huge Microsoft Study Reveals What It Will Take
You see this coming – it’s time to plan for it
Microsoft and LinkedIn conducted a 30,000 person, 31 country study over this past year of remote work to help shape their hybrid work strategy. Hybrid work is defined as a mixture … [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...]
Domino’s Has a New Strategy: Do the Opposite of What Pizza Hut and Papa John’s Are Doing
Sometimes you need to focus on what works.
Domino's Pizza hasn't been faring well in the trenches of late. In Tuesday morning's analyst call CEO Ritch Allison downgraded the outlook on sales growth from 8 to 12 … [Read more...]
The 7 Laws of Effectively Leading From a Distance
Uncertain Times Call For Certain Next Steps
I’ve written about remote work and working from home quite a bit in the past. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I find I no longer have to start articles on this topic by … [Read more...]
Amazon Forced Ikea to ‘Change Everything, Almost.’ Ikea’s Genius Plan Will Help Any Company Fight Back
The world's largest furniture retailer just shared their change in business model. It's a model to learn from.
Amazon and Jeff Bezos's earth-shifting influence continues, forcing a wider and wider range of companies to reconcile their reality with the one the … [Read more...]