Trust in the workplace should be a vital part of success and reward. Yet managers seldom focus on building trust to build a great team.
Positioning yourself as a leader will make your work more meaningful and advance your career. You can gain influence based on your title, or on knowledge and skills you already possess.
What does it really mean to lead by example? What things should you do? How do you do it? Who’s paying attention? When should you do it?
Why do we agonize over things we want? I’m talking about those situations where there seems to be an opportunity, but we freeze before acting. We’ve all been in those situations; ones that require a simple ask. That new opportunity, that raise, that account, that job order. It’s right there, but we stop short of […]
We’ve all been there before. You’ve either worked with or for THAT person; “The smartest guy in the room.” They can make you feel small, disregarded, uncomfortable. They have ways of expressing their thoughts to make your ideas seem so wrong. I once knew an executive who was always the smartest guy in the room. […]
You and I both control one big thing in our daily lives. That ‘thing’ is the effort we choose to spend. Whether it is effort at work, at home, in the gym, on the golf course, fishing, playing sports, or building relationships, we all choose what level of effort is used.
In preparing this piece, I looked back at my annual Thanksgiving messages. I was struck by what I thought was simple prose at the time, but turned out to be more prophecy.
While you might be the owner or CEO of your respective company, you can still leverage the wisdom of others to help you make better, more informed decisions.
The other day I was running errands and stopped at my bank. I went inside, did my business, and went back to my car. As I sat there checking emails, I was surprised by my passenger door opening with a young lady standing there. She looked up at me, shrieked, and said “Oh my God!” […]
If you’re like most people I know, (myself included) you want to get it ALL done. But how do you decide what gets done first and what can wait?