Mindfulness is becoming more and more popular in the professional world. Leaders can often feel overwhelmed, stressed and like they’re running a never ending race. Mindfulness can help with that. But does mindfulness training work well for teams? A recent article in Forbes took a look at the research behind this question and suggested some […]
Are You Harboring a “Competent Jerk”?
Here’s the situation: Your top sales rep is killing their quarterly numbers. But almost every other rep on that team is threatening to quit. Now you have to deal with “The Competent Jerk.” But how? They’re producing results, they’re good with clients, and they’re appropriate in meetings with you, that’s true. But often, the Competent […]360-Degree Assessment, Accountability, Coaching, Performance, Support
Happy Trails: What to Do When a Popular Employee Leaves
It’s amazing how much the presence of just one person can influence a team. If the person has a negative influence, teams are often relieved when they leave and may regroup without much help from leaders. It’s much trickier, however, when a highly respected, well-liked employee leaves. Depending on their reason for leaving, employees may […]Feedback, Popular employee, Team
My Bad. (Or Not My Bad?)
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 […]leadership, Self-Awareness
Create a Personal Board of Directors
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 […]Mastermind Groups, Mentor, Network, Personal Board of Directors, Thought Partners
The New “There Must Be A Pony” Video
This is a newly edited (and condensed) version of this video: Feel free to embed it at your own site or blog.