“Play” lights me up. Why? It brings out such values as curiosity, learning, development, collaboration and being in co-creative relationships with others. Play speaks to the human side of business. It’s fun, developmental, positive and when freely initiated it’s self-organized. Play is a developmental and life-long activity…. Read More»
TIME Magazine recently released their list of the 100 most influential people. What other list includes Beyonce, Edward Snowden, Malala Yousafzai and Jeff Bezos? They, along with an eclectic mix of other political, business, entertainment and cultural icons, were identified as those who most influence our society and culture.
As I read through TIME’s list I wondered how many of us have a “most influential list” in our lives. How many of those people are on your list for right reasons?… Read More»
Can someone explain the dreary mood that’s seem to have taken over your office? Why has the air gone out of your people? What’s wrong with everyone, anyways? Maybe you should look no further than the end of your own nose: the person at fault may be you. Now don’t get mad, but think about it. […] Read more… Read More»
Communication with co-workers is a crucial habit for everyone in a business. It doesn’t matter if you’re a manager, a team member, or an independent worker. You should move yourself around, and you should help others do the same. But no matter how you do it, you must keep in mind that objective observers don’t exist. … Read More»
The platforms and tools you use aren’t all that important. Sorry Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn. Sorry Chatter and Yammer and Jive. All of those tools, those media, are absolutely helpful and in a broad view necessary to run your business today. But none of it is sufficient. Want to know what is sufficient, as in absolutely non-negotiable? Being social. Putting people, not process and hierarchy and title, front and center in your leadership. That’s why I insist…Your success or failure right now, this year, and ever more over the next five years, is going to be determined by only one thing…… Read More»
I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be a schoolteacher. Many people look at professional speakers and corporate trainers as teachers, but there is one critical difference between these two professions. That difference involves the students, and how to motivate them. In school, the motivation is rather simple:… Read More»
The great philosopher Aristotle once said, “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” But courage is something more than a quality of the mind. It is, as I learned from my wife, primarily a condition of the heart…. Read More»
In the five years it took us to research A World Gone Social, nothing came as more of a delight to me personally than the emergence of the social CEO. When the leader gets the power of social, change from an Industrial Age mindset to one of the Social Age won’t just be another short-lived initiative like all the rest. Once the CEO is social there won’t be any turning back: the organization will go social, too.
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You can help employees be better off today than when they started working with you. You can help employees discover life satisfaction and have work be a significant contribution to it. When you show you care about employees life fulfillment and well-being, you unlock new levels of performance and loyalty…. Read More»
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