For leaders to be effective, they must work well with all types of people; it is essential to managing a successful team. To improve your relationship skills, here are 5 important principles for getting along with others.
In a world asking us to move faster and do everything instantly—dominated by fast food, instant credit, and constant communication—many of us have lost touch with what it means to be patient. But as Harvard professor Dr. Edward Banfield concluded after 50 years of research, patience is the key to success.
Strong communication is the foundation upon which all lasting relationships are built. In the workplace, strong communication leads to more engaged employees, decreased turnover rate, and improved overall performance. But if all these benefits sound great, then why is modern communication so difficult?
In the last blog, I shared 5 tips on becoming more assertive. Here are 5 more keys to assist you on your journey to being a more assertive leader.
If assertiveness can prevent and mitigate many common workplace conflicts, why do so many leaders continue to be either too passive or too aggressive?
I have worked with a number of great corporate teams this year and would like to share some timely lessons from one team — the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team.
Over the years I have helped leadership teams with change initiatives from navigating healthcare reform to blending cultures following a merger, and many things in between. It goes without saying that I have observed my share of mistakes.
"To be, or not to be..." is the opening phrase of a soliloquy of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Hamlet is contemplating to live or to die. It seems that when it comes to leadership the central question is, "To lead or not to lead?"
Besides speaking at events and conferences, I spend a lot of time coaching business leaders and teams on how to be more innovative and how to transform. However, I believe most people could coach themselves if they were willing to ask the right questions.
Recently, one of my daughters received an award that caused me to pause. Among the awards she received was the best listener award at her Dance Team banquet. Instead of the certificate below, I thought she should have been given a gold embossed ear trophy! This is an award that I would have never won as a teenager but it is one that I have strived for as an adult, both in my personal and business life.