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Coronavirus lockdown? Our message always under siege has been–ATTACK! The last thing we can do is to go into personal lockdown. It’s time to go on the offensive with every fiber of our beings, as never before. At this point, developing the skills and technology to connect virtually to remote teams, clients, and prospects will be key. Once past the pandemic, remote work and a tendency toward social isolation will continue. Even when we get the “all clear,” the pattern of a new virtual culture will[…]
Most of us began with a dream of the person we wanted to be. We could see it in our minds and it felt so real to us, within our reach. For many of us, that dream is alive and well within us right now today. You may find yourself in a position that can take you to the top or you many be on the verge of finding that position. If you ever believed you could be more happy, effective and more successful in your[…]
The process of alignment in most organizations today is episodic and often crisis-driven, rather than an organizational strategy. Organizations must embrace a system of aligning and coaching their top talent as a business strategy.
Who’s skin is in your game–really? In any event of life we are spectators, watching the outcome with little to lose, or we have a great deal personally on the line–we have skin in the game.
Has anyone ever created a great expectation for you–then totally blown up your hope? Was this a person who had the resources to do something life-changing for you? Did they systematically lead you to believe they’d do what they promised–but never came through? Then they gave no explanation whatsoever for why–nor expressed any regret. This happened to Benjamin Franklin, 18th century American Founding Father, inventor, and diplomat. Franklin as a young man formed a friendship with the Governor William Keith, governor of Pennsylvania, who took[…]
Getting teams right is critical to organizational success. Nothing is more important. I recently sat down to talk with Matty Wishnow, founder of Clearhead, headquartered in Austin, Texas to talk about Matty’s model of team success. Clearhead began with less than a million dollars in annual revenues and sold to Accenture, a large International consulting firm. Matty has developed an effective team model for 21st Century organizations. Getting teams right is not only not easy, getting teams wrong has sunk many organizations with large burdensome employee headcounts and ambiguous[…]
How do you create a workplace where people don’t get under your skin? It’s really interesting to research the reasons people creep each other out at work. Complaints generally range from messy desks, condescending manners, goody two shoes suck ups, employees who don’t care, and many more. The ways we get under each others’ skins are endless. Sometimes we just can’t deal with a person we work with because they’re untruthful, deceptive, and conniving to their very cores. I have only dealt with a handful[…]
Who do you want on your team? There is no more fundamental question. That’s the question the NFL, the military, business, and every group asks that wants to get something done. This question–who do you want on your team–tops business fundamentals like sales and revenue. With the right team, every problem can be solved except those like hurricanes and tornados. Even well -funded organizations with everything going for them fail because of dysfunctional teams. Putting together a great team with effective team members often seems[…]
Few people navigate the world of employment today without at some point finding themselves jobless. Companies fold, they’re acquired, reorged, and downsized. Sometimes you find yourself over your head in a project or on the wrong side of politics–bottom line is you’re out. People get fired—it’s what happens.
Self-concept is the sum of the way you see yourself, who you believe yourself to be.