Best practices. The activities and processes that correlate with success. You should want to migrate them throughout your organization to improve performance and accelerate change.
You’re constantly under siege. Rings, pings, buzzes and alerts – the barrage of information and communications is never-ending. Is it any wonder that, like all of us, you’re prone to distraction?
Lease your beliefs, don’t own them. It’s something I often say to my clients. Why? When you own your beliefs you feel compelled to defend them, and keep defending them, when they come under attack. When you lease your beliefs, it means they’re subject to reevaluation and you might decide not to renew them.
If there’s one management practice I absolutely love, it’s Management by Questioning (MBQ). What is MBQ? It’s the use of questions to promote thinking, learning and independence, to convey that you value people, and to help build a culture of engagement and commitment. Yes, it can do all that. Here’s how:
You go out for dinner. You might have a very good experience. You might have a great experience. And if you’re lucky, you’ll have an experience that is even better than exceptional.
There’s a lot to be said for hiring former athletes. Aside from the technical skills and experience you want in a job candidate, former athletes often possess traits that are associated with success in a business environment. Still, not every former athlete makes a good hire. Here’s what to look for:
When we think of strategic leaders, the image of a scientist – someone in a white lab coat with thick glasses holding a test tube – is not what comes to mind. Yet, surprisingly, strategic leaders are very much like scientists. Here’s how:
It’s the New Year. A fresh start. Rekindled ambition. It’s time to lead your organization to the Promised Land!
Inspiration for my weekly blog comes from many sources. Now, after more than 300 posts, I’m reaching out to another source … you.
The labor market is tight. Many would say brutal. As a result, numerous companies now realize that if they can’t hire people with the right skills, they’ve got to develop skills in the right people.