Here are some favorite quick fixes that leaders rely on that, when used in the wrong way at the wrong time, can hurt more than they can help…. Read More»
Leadership presence is mysterious. Like charisma, authenticity, or influence, it can be hard to describe, yet we know it when we see it. Every senior leader wants more of this secret ingredient that distinguishes the leader of work from the leader of people…. Read More»
I’ve spent the last couple of years researching the behaviors and habits essential for starting a successful change or people I call Wave Makers. Interestingly, some of the very behaviors and habits that derail a change are those we associate with being a strong leader.
Let’s look at three familiar ways you can unknowingly develop change resistance within your team when… 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»
Selfies are starting to get out of hand. The President and Vice-President recently got in on the act and the Prime Minister of Malaysia recently posted a selfie with the President. The Chainsmoker’s song #SELFIE parodies the phenomenon and is the most viral video on YouTube. Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie at the Academy Awards with other famous A-listers was the most retweeted tweet ever and momentarily brought twitter to its knees. And, believe it or not, there is even a new invention called the selfie stick to give you the perfect angle.
We have become obsessed – with ourselves. We share our every move which keeps our followers up to date on where are, yet a self-focus can get in the way. Starting and building interest for a change takes involvement from many. We can’t do it alone…. 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»
PowerPoints can hide many sins – from incorrect information, no input or validation from the right people or a recommendation that can never work. The “deck” is just the communication channel of choice, not the end game. Are you being fooled?… Read More»
The ‘good old boys network’ has represented the club where big decisions are made behind closed doors or on the golf course. The boys club has historically had the dark side of being exclusive and only male. No girls allowed. Yet, they did one thing right. … Read More»
Remember when the ‘water cooler conversation’ used to mean sidebar conversations in the break room? The grapevine was the extracurricular that could surely be tamed with more frequent communication.
Today, the grapevine can no longer be “managed”. It grows based on word of mouth via technology or in person. You can influence and contribute to it, but it can’t be programmed or planned from the top down. Word of mouth grows based on the decisions and interest of individuals and their willingness to recommend and engage…. Read More»
Leading or participating in a change is likely one of your biggest challenges in 2014. I have summarized ten trends I expect to cause waves this year. Ask yourself: 1) What can I learn about this trend? 2) What opportunities does it present in my organization?, and 3) How can I incorporate this trend in our change today?… Read More»