It’s Groundhog Day: Are You Doing the Same Things Over and Over Again?
That’s fine if you’re getting the results you want. Then keep doing what you’re doing. If, on the other hand, you’re stuck in a frustrating time loop like the weatherman played by Bill Murray in the 1993 classic, Groundhog Day, it’s time to make some changes. Hopefully, it won’t take the same extreme measures Murray’s character experienced
Be a Better Self-Leader: Strengthen Your Core
This is the second article in the series, Your Greatest Leadership Challenge: A Look in the Mirror at Self-Leadership. Visit my blog to read previous articles in the series. Strengthening your core is as important to your leadership success as it is to your physical well-being. Healthy, confident leadership is born out of a solid personal foundation. Without a
Your Greatest Leadership Challenge: A Look in the Mirror at Self-Leadership
Most leadership development focuses on leading other people. But to lead others well, you must first lead yourself well. As leadership coach and consultant Glenn Gutek writes, “All leadership starts with self-leadership.” The importance of self-leadership Self-leadership is so important that former VISA CEO Dee Hock once suggested that leaders focus 50% of their time and effort on leading themselves, before
Leaders: Read This Book (or Watch Your Backside!)
A title like A Leadership Kick in the Ass is sure to grab your attention. It certainly makes you wonder what’s inside the cover. And what you’ll find inside this new book are some of the most important leadership lessons you’ll learn this year. As my first leadership reading of 2017, it sets a high bar for
3 Powerful Shifts to Hit Your 2017 Goals
January is here and with the new year, a chance to start fresh with our goals for 2017. All too often, these goals quickly fall by the wayside and along with that, the growth we were hoping for in our personal and business lives. Here are three subtle but powerful adjustments to improve your goal-setting
Show Up as Your Best Self in Every Situation
This post first appeared on the CLA Higher Thinking Blog, December 30, 2016 Have you ever left a conversation thinking, “I didn’t come across very well”? Or left a meeting telling yourself, “I don’t think I added much value to that discussion”? Or finished a presentation wondering why you failed to make an important point? As leaders, every
When Corporate Values Aren’t Enough
Our youngest son was transitioning from school to the work world a few years ago and decided to start saving for an engagement ring for his then-girlfriend, as well as for a honeymoon and car purchase. As an existing Wells Fargo customer, he met with a bank representative who opened separate savings accounts for each
It’s September 22: Know What That Means? You Only Have 100 Days Left to Accomplish Something Big in 2016.
Yes, today is the autumnal equinox, marking the official end of summer and beginning of fall. As a Midwesterner, I look forward to the changing of the trees and beautiful fall colors. But September 22 also means that we only have 100 more days left in 2016 (not including today). So it’s an ideal time to
Finding The Intersection of Youth and Experience: A Fresh Approach to Leading Millennials
Talent maximization in today’s workplace requires a special focus on millennial employees and how to effectively lead them. According to Millennial Branding, millennials represent 36% of today’s American workforce and will make up 75% of the global workforce in 2025. Beyond the sheer numbers is the impact of millennials on employee retention. The Millennial Branding study found
Tax Season is Over . . . Now What?
If you’re a CPA, hopefully you’re taking a vacation, or at least a few days off. As if tax season isn’t long enough, this year it was extended by the Emancipation Day holiday celebrated in Washington, D.C. That added not just one, but three, extra days of long hours, including the final weekend. Now you can take a