It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that when you ask a question, it makes you look weak, but good leaders don’t let the appearance of strength get in the way of actual strength. Smart leaders understand that questions are more important than orders. Insight, strategy, and intervention all start with understanding, and » Read More
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Note: This post is adapted from my new book The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say. If you’d like practical leadership tools with immediate results, it’s available now at Amazon. What Would Happen If… “David, what do you think about…” A few months into her second year of college, our daughter Averie texted me with » Read More
In your organization, how much employee input does management get before deciding a course of action? Not much? You might want to rethink that.
Here’s an interesting and brief video on the connection between risk, creativity and innovation. The narrator is David Burkus, a friend and the founder of The Leader Lab (www.theleaderlab.org). Check it out.
“This economic crisis doesn’t represent a cycle,” says Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, about The Great Recession. “It represents a reset. It’s an emotional, raw social, economic reset. People who understand that will prosper. Those who don’t will be left behind.” We are living in the Age of Mass Customization, a term coined » Read More
I was on my way to a meeting, driving on the freeway in blinding rain and happily singing along with the radio. Suddenly, there’s a semi-trailer on either side of my car, both churning up road mist and throwing off their own back-splash of rain. I couldn’t see a thing. No more singing as I’m » Read More