Zak is my three-year old godson. I was watching him the other day as he was preparing to assume a self-proclaimed role of ‘Master of the Universe’ while playing a game with some of his friends. I marveled at how prepared he was and how his plan included alternatives if there were any problems in the scheme of things.
This article was originally published on Forbes. Read it here!What makes for a better work culture: competition or collaboration?
Imagine a team of rowers, each with an oar in the water, paddling in sync with the same intensity and speeding in one fluid motion toward the goal. That’s an image of a high performing team!
Whether they’re CEOs or first-time managers, leaders’ primary accountability is the same: leading and developing team members so the business can continue to grow. While leaders of all levels may understand this aspect of their jobs, many are unsure about the best way to accomplish it.
This article was originally published on Forbes. Read it here!Growing pains can be both exciting and challenging. It’s a thrill to see tangible proof that your business is succeeding. At the same time, finances, resources and people get stretched.
This article was originally published on Forbes. Read it here!Communicating can be a lot like dancing. When dancing is done well, two people glide across the floor and make difficult moves look effortless. They have fun and feel good about engaging with one another.
This article was originally published on Forbes. Read it here!Sometimes leaders know there’s a problem, they just don’t know who or what is causing it. It can be especially difficult for them to spot the cause when it’s rooted in their own behavior.
This article was originally published on Forbes. The field of executive coaching has been evolving. At first it was considered a hush-hush remedy for top executives with valuable specialized knowledge, but sorely lacking in some skills. Then, once people understood the value of coaching for career development, it became a coveted perk for those on the high potential track. Eventually, executive coaching morphed into leadership coaching, because it wasn’t just for upper-level executives anymore.
To learn why coaching is far and away the best method for refining the leadership skills of executives, read Shawn Kent Hayashi's article on TrainingIndustry.com here.
This article was originally published on Forbes. Read it here! Would you notice a gorilla walking through a circle of people passing a basketball? Of course you would, right? Well, maybe not if you had been asked to count the number of times the basketball was being passed.