I want to start 2015 by sharing a story of success.Last year Nancy, one of my coaching clients, had her best year ever. How did she do it? It all started when I asked Nancy this question:If you were wildly successful this year, both personally and professionally, what would that look like?
Despite the unemployment statistics there is actually a war for top talent happening now, and it will be even more obvious as the economy improves. It affects a company's succession plans-developing internal people to take over leadership positions as senior leaders transition into other roles or retire.
In this month's newsletter, I'd like to share an interview with Bill Bonstetter, Chairman and Founder of TTI Success Insights. Bill talks about the importance of futuristic thinking, a skill that remarkably few people have developed.
Want a glimpse into the future of work? Watch this TED talk to see why I envision a future with more flexibility, more engagement--more opportunities to fall in love with your work.
A client of mine recently shared a story about how she resolved a long-standing personal conflict using her newly acquired awareness of emotional intelligence.Since her conflict revolved around end-of-year giving, and since we're now entering the season of giving, I want to share the story with you as a gift.
Do you know what drives you? Do you know what drives your employees? Many people don’t understand the impact that motivators can have on work performance. Yet it’s one of the main themes we emphasize in Lehigh’s MBA program orientation.
Ever heard of the Rosetta Stone? It’s the black granite stone that provided archeologists with the key to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics. The artifact was such an important discovery that we now use the term “Rosetta Stone” to refer to any discovery that unlocks mystery and makes new understanding possible.
Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: When you find that your profitability is eroding, margins are deteriorating and customers are migrating away, do you calmly assess the situation and recognize that you need a flexible planning model, a 12-month profit plan and a better understanding of your cost of goods?Or do you panic, lower your prices (which further erodes your profitability), and assume you have the wrong people in place?
Jon Stewart is not only a brilliant comic, he's also a fearless leader. Why?He continually hires talented performers that are as good as if not better than he is, allows them to develop comic diversity that complements his own, and then watches them walk out the door to star in their own shows. (Comedian Larry Wilmore is the latest Daily Show staffer to get his own show after John Oliver and, of course, Stephen Colbert.)
Fear of failure, of loss, of change--this emotion in its many forms can be the biggest obstacle to personal success. Our fears can stunt growth in ourselves and others. So how can we move ourselves through fear?Whether you're the leader who is seeing a fear-based pattern of thinking, or the employee who is feeling fear, follow these steps: