It’s interesting when leaders believe they should never apologize. I say “interesting” because an apology is one of the most basic ways we have, as human beings, for expressing remorse or regret. It’s also simple to do and almost always — when it’s sincere — well-received. It’s not clear why some leaders believe they should […]
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Most people recognize that taking breaks are important, but what they often don’t realize is that even very brief breaks — of just a few minutes — provide benefits in terms of concentration, focus, better performance, and sustained energy throughout the day. A recent article entitled “Give Me a Break” in the American Psychological Association’s […]
I’m always a little suspicious of articles that set up what I consider to be a false dichotomy. And a recent article on Forbes pitting passion and purpose against each other, seemed to do just that. There’s been a lot of writing about “passion” and “purpose” in leadership recently. Neither, of course, is “new,” but […]
The old saying “it’s lonely at the top” is true. The higher up you go in an organization, the fewer peers you have. You also learn more confidential information, but there are fewer people with whom you can share it. Despite there being fewer people in your in-company network, higher level positions are also the […]