It is thrilling to listen to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. How many people are capable of such creativity? But there is another kind of creativity of which we are all capable. It’s quite ordinary, in fact, even if its results can be extraordinary: they have sometimes changed the world. It’s all about one little switch.
Humility is the magic ingredient that shows your team and your colleagues that your motivations come from a good place. Read more in this book excerpt from The Punk Rock of Business Read more in this book excerpt from The Punk Rock of Business.
There are few relationships inside of a business that are more essential to get right as the one between a supervisor and their employees. This relationship is one that can often make or break a department to the point where it can have an impact on the overall business.
Effective leadership makes the right things happen. How do executives help their leaders succeed? This article offers three keys for developing leaders at every level.
To me, servant leadership is the only way to guarantee great relationships and great results. Why? When you treat your people well—catch them doing things right, praise them when they are doing well, and redirect them when they get off track; when you empower them to bring their brains to work and make decisions—they will […]
So here’s an idea: since you’re the top dog, it’s time to actually lead like a dog. Dogs naturally have many of the attributes that separate leaders from the rest of the pack: loyalty, perseverance, friendship, teamwork, honesty, bravery, ingenuity, playfulness, curiosity and an unflagging desire for more information.
There is a misconception that presence is the ability to command a room, to be the loudest voice. But presence comes from having the capacity to understand and feel what another person is experiencing by putting yourself into the other person’s frame of reference, and fully engaging in that moment, practicing mindful listening, and ignoring […]
To build teams and foster collaboration, leaders need to hone a supplementary skill: Asking for help. In the present-day workplace, a leader is only as good as their network. But the basic skill of making a request is not enough: how you go about asking for help can make or break your business relationships and […]
The current public personas of people whom we would title “leaders” are a far cry from the model Robert Greenleaf developed during his 40 years with American Telephone and Telegraph (now AT&T). Learn how he created servant leadership and what it means to be a servant leader.
Does the old marketing saying, “People buy on emotion and then justify the buy rationally,” apply to CEOs, C-suite executives, and senior executives?