Would you consider yourself a leader, manager, or both? In most cases, managers consider themselves leaders, but do you think your team members would agree with you? Pat Owings, the Co-Founder of Inbound Marketing Agents, advises managers to challenge their current perspective on leadership skills by asking themselves, “If you asked your team to take the hill, would they because it is the right thing to do or because you are the boss and they want to keep their job?”… Read More»
(Can’t listen to the podcast? Check it out HERE!) The world is shaped by doers. Shaping the world to make a positive difference, however, is the work of dreamers. See, to ask yourself, “What if,” requires the audacity to think something can be better. Steve Jobs had the audacity to create something that didn’t exist […] Read more… Read More»
There’s an utterly common misconception out there that the Human Side of Business is somehow a less profitable side of business.
I hear it from board members and CEOs who say things like, “We’d like to be more human-centric at our firm, but we can’t afford those kinds of changes right now. Our market is too competitive,” or “our profit margin is too slim.”
Wrong…. Read More»
Turn morning meetings into sparks for new talent development at work, and expect new flights for all! Check out brain based tools that build our international meetings, in this ASTD Video…. Read More»
Wave Makers take that first step toward making the team feel like a team, experiment with a new product idea, or organize regular discussions for the other new college graduates. They have a meaningful idea, get others involved and act upon it. Wave Makers start the ripple effects toward important changes – even if they start with a small first step…. Read More»
Any person, at any level of the org chart, can – and must! – make the change their organization needs to survive and thrive in these turbulent, ever-changing times.
Right now. Right where you are…. Read More»
I’m not much of a “follower.” I consider all of my influence something to be given. So I prefer to join rather than follow. And I un-join if I find the purpose or the person to be different than what I thought. So here is a short checklist of behaviors that I use for when it’s time to un-follow a leader…. Read More»
In case you missed them, here are the 5 most popular articles for the month of April. Enjoy!
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Worry less about the future of work and notice what is happening right now.
If we invest time today on areas that are holding back our workplaces now, we’ll be better equipped to adjust to the future of work.
One area we need to invest time to change is workplace hierarchies…. Read More»
Some folks don’t care about anything. They rarely get involved or pull their own weight. They’re not informed, they have no work ethic, no sense of pride, and they invest just enough effort to squeak by. In fact, they’re apathetic about most things in life. You could say they’re among the living dead…. Read More»