Most of us think about legacy as something we leave behind. But we have our focus on the time backwards. Dr. Andrew Thorn says that legacy is the quality of who we become. And this is a very present day oriented perspective. Because, as Dr. Thorn explains, “the real work [for leaders] is becoming the person that [they] can be, the best that [they] can be.”… Read More»
Part of the equation to do work that matters is to know when to engage in strategic conversations. Strategic conversations are purposefully designed conversations intended to produce high-stakes outcomes that deliver results at a critical time for the business. Think of them as the antithesis of meetings-as-usual…. Read More»
Leader clarity in what he or she stands for shapes results. It limits or unleashes people. It muddies or clarifies direction. It diminishes or upholds relationships. But most of all, what a leader stands for must be selfless. It is from this essential ingredient that greatness is possible…. Read More»
In business, traditions are wearing thin when it comes to how we are organized and what it takes to lead people to achieve success.
I believe that organizations are in a massive transition from hierarchal beliefs about business and leadership to more free-form, collaborative beliefs. And the transition is unnerving for many.
To give some shape to this transition, I interview Dan Pontefract…. Read More»
I wanted to explore an unusual topic for the show – employability for college graduates. Today college graduates face a difficult time finding work that matters. Award winning educator and writer Jonathan Blake Huer discusses what students need to do to be employed when they graduate. He shares wisdom from his book Be Employed When You Graduate…. Read More»
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»
Sometimes we get stuck focusing on the deficits in life. We do so at the risk of maximizing and promoting the assets, or the good things. This is certainly true when it comes to workplace morale. … Read More»
Happiness in the workplace too often is put aside as soft and inmeasurable, therefore, has no true business value. But if you were to ask any unhappy person how up to the challenge they feel in doing challenging work with limited time, you’d get the proverbial eye roll and a chortle of dismay… Read More»
The well-worn, overused and outdated belief that work is just that – work – has no place in the modern workplace or leadership base from which actions follow. It is a manager’s responsibility to learn how to inspire performance and people to achieve great results. This is certainly not achieved by barking orders or relying on a hierarchical order of managers above employees.
In this episode of Work That Matters (podcast), speaker and author Jeremy Kingsley tackles the business value of inspiration and its powerful influence on business results…. Read More»
Lessons in teamwork from the military can be plucked and examined for understanding and applied to our actions… Read More»