logo
Already a member? Login here

Tag Archives: Self Development

Job Security: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

standard
rahm-quotation

“…The only real security you have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” – Henry Ford Take the lead to create your own job security. My first experience in wrestling with my personal thoughts on job security happened in 1992. My employer planned to cut a few hundred people from my » Read More

Take Charge of Your Career Like a Boss

standard
Businessman Midair in a Business Meeting

I train a lot of managers. One thing we cover is to NOT take for granted what employees understand about their jobs. You’ve probably heard me preach about the importance of one-on-one meetings and how they can be used deliberately for this purpose. Here’s just a snippet of what I suggest to managers that they » Read More

Link

The Insiders Guide to Micromanagement

little boy and businessmen communicate, isolation on white background

Are you a micromanager? Did you know that being a micromanager has more of a negative impact than a positive influence? It’s often easy to spot when we have been micromanaged, but it’s time to look in the mirror and see if we have become that which we know interferes with performance. Read more…

The Motivated Leader: Three Strategies for Your War Story

standard
mlkm

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. -Marcus Aurelius    On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who gave of themselves in service for the fight of freedom. Their narratives of leadership, heroism and sacrifice, or war stories, can yield lessons on » Read More

Link

It’s Not A Gap Year! It’s An Education.

Education - kid on books by mtns

Education is learning languages: the languages of words, music, math, art, chemistry, biology, etc.  Education is learning paradoxes … and oxymorons.  So let me highlight an oxymoron that is damaging our kids’ education:  Lifelong Learning and Gap Year. If we truly believe in Lifelong Learning, then we have to believe that Gap Years are not Gaps…and we have to use a » Read More

Aside

Create Your Own Luck

samir

I met Samir Rath when he was in the 2nd cohort of the IE-Brown E-MBA while simultaneously investing and starting companies all over the world, including Chile, because, doesn’t everyone? Read Samir’s thoughts on serendipity, luck and entrepreneurship… How often do we hear our friends and family say “Oh! She is so lucky. She moves in the right » Read More

Aside

What Skills and Abilities Are You Over-Relying On?

Over-reliance and Balance

There are probably a lot of things we all just take for granted. Perhaps it’s because we naturally assume there are just some people (or things) that will always be there. When suddenly they are not, we experience a wake-up call. It could be a customer that leaves unexpectedly, a friend that stops responding to » Read More

Aside

Leadership 201

Leadership Books

Have you ever wondered what Leadership 201 is all about? I did. In fact, this question was the driving force in my decision to pursue the study of leadership in a graduate program. Although I could have taken the more conventional route for an MBA, or even an MA in Management, I wanted to understand » Read More

Aside

4 Ways to Unleash Leadership Energy

InfectiousbyAchimNowak

Following is a guest article from Achim Nowak.  Achim has a distinctive ability to connect deeply and authentically with others in a way that ignites their passion and energy. It is my pleasure to share some of his wisdom with you here. By the time I get hired to coach a senior executive, he’s been subjected » Read More

Aside

Tending the Garden of Your Mind

Tending the Garden of Your Mind

“Your mind is like a garden: Whatever you plant will grow. Your thoughts are seeds you’re planting. They produce, each after its kind. And you, just like a gardener, Can choose which seeds you’ll plant. And by the choice of seeds you sow, You choose the harvest you will reap.” – from The Garden of Your » Read More

© 2014 Lead Change Group