HANDWRITTEN NOTES In today’s technology obsessed world, the simple handwritten note is more powerful than ever. A couple of years ago, I was standing in the back of a breakout session at a major corporate convention. There were about 300 people in the room from dozens of different companies … [Read more...] about Handwritten Notes
HOW ARE YOUINVESTINGIN YOU? Time Management has turned into a very large business. A search on Amazon reveals more than 30,000 entries. There are thousands of consultants, special time tracking software solutions, and even a “Productivity Institute” dedicated to delivering high quality seminars … [Read more...] about How Are You Investing In You?
IT'S NOTABOUT YOU! A few years ago, I was in Manhattan for an early morning meeting with the CEO of a major financial services organization. We were in the elevator alone on the way to his office on the 44th floor. At one point, the doors opened and a young woman entered the elevator. She … [Read more...] about It’s Not About You!
INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE:A LEADERSHIPASSETOR LIABILITY? Every week, we read about an industry veteran who has been promoted to run the business they have served for many years. It’s a perfectly logical and comfortable decision. Analysts and shareholders typically applaud. The candidates always … [Read more...] about Industry Knowledge: A Leadership Asset or Liability?
THE ALLUREOFEXPERIENCE For many years, we have conducted a simple activity to illustrate the bias that causes us to put too much emphasis on experience when selecting leaders. We start by asking participants to develop a simple equation for effective leadership. The results are pretty … [Read more...] about The Allure of Experience