Just Say No. What’s the most important tool available to every leader? It’s not experience or personality. It can be used effectively in any size company and in any competitive environment. It’s incredibly simple to learn yet almost no one uses it. It’s called focus. Did you know that, for … [Read more...] about Just Say No
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