August 19, 2019
It’s easy to get a bad rap if we don’t take the time to explain our actions to those most affected. Sounds simple I know but…often overlooked! It took a while for me but eventually I developed this awareness as seen through the eyes of..
August 13, 2019
Why do we feel so compelled to always be busy? Why is it that the moment there’s not a mile-high stack of tasks or projects on our plate, we suddenly feel anxious and unsettled (when really the opposite should be the case). Busyness has become..
August 8, 2019
There is an essential skill all successful entrepreneurs need, and should look for in new employees, yet is often missing in organizations. And that skill is critical thinking. I teach leadership programs all over the world, and in my experience, it’s a topic most leaders haven’t heard of, studied or received..
August 5, 2019
You’ve successfully grown your business and secured a solid foothold in your domestic market. That’s great, especially when statistics from the European Commission show that more than 50 percent of European businesses fail in the first five years. So, what’s next? Chances are that you are..
August 5, 2019
Leaders have a huge responsibility in contributing to work-life fulfillment, but they often forget what they can do to help employees achieve that. In a lot of work-life recommendations, we empower ourselves to balance brilliantly (despite problems with the idea of ‘balance’), find fulfillment, and seek..
August 1, 2019
So here’s the dilemma: you’re a CEO, a senior leader, or a high-level manager at a large company. You know that a significant percentage of your employees are feeling overworked, overwhelmed, exhausted, and less than fully engaged. You agree, philosophically, that when people take care..
July 31, 2019
A recent report from LeanIn.org and Survey Monkey found that 60% of male managers say they’re uncomfortable mentoring or working alone with a woman—up 14 percentage points from last year. This presents a daunting challenge for all of us who care about closing the gender..
July 29, 2019
Lead with your weaknesses, not with your strengths. I learned that lesson many years ago in my first executive position but to this day must still remind myself of skills and disciplines to sharpen as well as new ones to acquire. My first awareness came..
July 26, 2019
Leadership is hard. When you assume the role of leader, among other things, you’re supposed to work harder and longer than everyone else, rally people behind challenging and compelling goals, make accurate decisions and cut good deals, elevate peoples’ standards and performance, and build a..
July 23, 2019
I was moderating a panel on leadership for a client of mine and received the bios of the three very accomplished executive panelists. All three bios were simply a list of credentials— impressive credentials, but that was it. There was nothing human. Nothing personal. Nothing..