Once upon a time there was a great company that built great products. The great company had a great culture, but they chose the wrong strategy. Find out what happened when leaders failed to change their minds about that strategy.
The six principles of personal change are based on my work with 100s of leaders who’ve succeeded in changing long standing patterns of thinking and behaving.
Spotters give you immediate feedback related to a behavior you’re trying to change as you work to be a better leader. But spotters don’t volunteer themselves to speak truth to power. So, how do you engage them?
Once upon a time, you had the courage and confidence to learn how to walk. After many falls and thousands of steps you became a master walker. If you could do that, you can build self confidence. These 3 steps will show you how.
To manage your ego, send a message to your prefrontal cortex. The message activates your prefrontal cortex which is in charge of intentional and thoughtful actions versus ego-driven reactions.
Imagine how great your team would be if each and every person could achieve the mantra, leave your ego at the door. They can, if everyone understands what it means and follows three simple steps. (Caution: simple does not mean easy.)
The other day, I took a different path to communicating across the gender divide, and everything changed. The path is called Compassion.
This is a story about gratitude and a stinky dog. It’s a story about how I learned to help Ed lead with a smile, instead of a worried look on his face. It’s a story about what happens when you lead with a smile.
Do you ever experience your work as a spiritual practice? A man laments to his rabbi: “I’m frustrated that my work leaves me no time for study or prayer.” The rabbi replies: “Perhaps your work is more pleasing to G-d than study or prayer.”
Why do business leaders use information, data-speak and rhetoric instead of telling stories that influence people? Because that’s what they learned to do. Stories, however, are more effective, when they include these 6 elements.