Leadership and Management Book Talk #8: Robert Iger and The Ride of a Lifetime

Reading Robert Iger's The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company was truly a joy. Wally Bock concurred, and we go on in this fun Leadership and Management Book Talk podcast episode to share the many reasons why we both love this book! 

Leadership Caffeine™—It’s Time to Deliberately Strengthen Your Internal Network

What are you doing weekly to develop, renew, and repair key workplace relationships deliberately? If you don't have a solid answer for this question plus calendar time dedicated to the work, it needs to be elevated to your priority list. It's time to make strengthening your workplace network a top priority. In this article, I share why and how, along with a few finer points for consideration. 

Leadership and Management Book Talk #6: Words Matter—Great Books for Developing as a Communicator

Words matter! We all know this, yet for many, there's room to strengthen how we present and project ourselves in our daily exchanges with colleagues, team members, and bosses. In this episode of the Leadership and Management Book Talk Podcast, Wally Bock and I share our favorite resources for strengthening communication skills.

Reframing Your Relationship with Influence, Power, and Office Politics

It turns out, ignoring or avoiding the political environment in your workplace is naïve and career limiting. Instead, you need to rethink and reframe your relationship with office politics and focus on building clean-power. Here are seven ideas to help:

Feeling Powerless at Work? Five Ideas to Help You Regain Control

In my professional travels, I encounter a large number of individuals who express extreme frustration with their working lives. Many of them admit this state of unsettledness creeps into their personal lives, sowing stress and strain along the way. While some situations are generally rotten, in many instances, it is possible to counteract a sense of powerlessness by reframing your situation and acting differently. Here are five ideas to help you regain control:

Still Time to Join the Experienced Manager Program

There’s no other program quite like this for experienced managers striving to level-up, with the mix of topics, guest experts, coaching, e-learning, and development support. Our Winter 2020 Cohort kicks off Wednesday, January 15, 2020, however, there's still time to join.

8 Tips to Help You Succeed in High-Stress Management Meetings

As you rise through the ranks and gain responsibility in your career, you will increasingly find yourself in high-stakes communication situations with management teams or boards. Regardless of your great results, you're likely to encounter one or more antagonists interested in devaluing you and your perspective. Here are 8-tips to help you prepare for and win in those difficult communication situations: