From our earliest days in school, we are taught to "color inside the lines." In a world where everything is changing, this advice might just contribute to the demise of your firm or career. It's time to push beyond the boundaries of those lines that constrain so much creativity.
We all have a backstory. Somewhere, at some point in time, a comment, a gesture or an action by a person in a leadership role prompted an action that would ripple through our lives. How are your behaviors helping those around you create their own backstories?
In this podcast, I share ideas to help the project manager frame, form and manage an effective working relationship with the executive sponsor.
If you choose to pay attention to your audience in the classroom (instead of preaching at them), you gain some powerful insights for leadership practices that support growth. Here are 4 leadership lessons gained from the classroom:
Too many of us expect our firms or bosses to supply the meaning and purpose for our work. In reality, we control our own attitudes and have the ability to frame our work in ways that bring it to life for ourselves and our colleagues. If you aren't finding meaning in your work, it's time to take action.
Our behaviors as managers and educators often stifle creativity and innovation. Instead of conditioning people to conform and comply, we need to exhibit behaviors that do the opposite.
Dr. Nick Morgan, one of the leading speaking coaches in the world and the author of the Public Words blog, is running a one-day session, entitled: "Powerful Public Speaking" in Boston on October 28, 2016. During this day, you will have the opportunity to share ideas and gain insights and approaches to create your next persuasive speech.
Relying upon traditional hiring practices and dogma can leave your organization starved for the talent necessary to navigate the challenges facing your firm and industry. Sometimes, you have to go maverick!
Recognizing the need to change something in your life or career is an essential first step. Breaking the bonds of the inertial forces that keep you tethered to the status quo is the hard part.
Legacy beliefs exert a powerful force in our organizations and in our own lives. When those beliefs no longer match the external reality, our personal and business strategies come crashing down. Yet some leaders and professionals find a way to break away from the ties that bind.