If you stick to your ethics 10 out of 10 times, you won’t regret where you end up. The challenge is in defining for yourself where you stand, and drawing a clear line. Read More.
To know which industries are rising, keep an eye on the honor roll. Chief Executive magazine has announced that David Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell, has been named 2013 CEO of the Year, an award given to a corporate leader who is nominated and selected by his peers. During Cote’s time at the helm, Honeywell stock has risen 223% even as he has overseen more than 80 acquisitions and been tapped by President Obama to join the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
We need to talk about you and the success of your team. Part of that success comes from the level of commitment your team members have to the collective work. If you are reading these words, I know you understand that as a leader, you have a role to play in helping your team be more successful. This blog (and many others) exist, and trainers and consultants (like me) exist in part to provide you with tools, ideas and insights, but the reality is that the level of commitment that your team has to each other and the team itself starts with you.
It may be apocryphal, but it is said that at the end of the Revolutionary War, England’s King George III asked an American, Benjamin West, about George Washington’s plans.
Q. I have attended negotiation training sessions that have stressed the importance of thorough preparation, but I have difficulty following through on this advice. Whenever I am facing an important negotiation, I resolve to gather information and plan my strategy beforehand. Yet I inevitably fall behind and end up feeling underprepared. Do you have any advice to help keep me on track?
Q: “When I pass certain senior managers in the hall, they walk right by me and avoid eye contact. Sometimes they exhibit aggressive body language, such as failing to adjust their walk path when approaching me. We’ve been introduced, so their lack of common courtesy seems strange. I’m not sure how to interpret their actions or how to react without seeming either too aloof or too forward. What do you think?” New & Ignored
Fostering a culture of innovation is easy if you run a small business with a handful of employees. But at larger organizations, midlevel managers may not encourage their support staff to innovate. The solution: Eliminate the “Bozone layer.”
Eric Greitens became a Navy SEAL by becoming a leader. He figured the best way to start Hell Week would be to pull together a team of seven and keep them together, using the chaos of night to their advantage ...
Employees at SceneTap range in age from 18 to 55, millennials to boomers. The younger set likes social media and is tethered by smartphone. Thirty-somethings prefer email, instant messaging and videoconferencing. Boomers go for phone calls and walking around. To accommodate each communication style, the phone application company tracks who likes what.
HR people at Google noticed a couple of problems some years back. They used data to solve them both.