Have you ever felt you were losing your way? Cut adrift on a raging sea? I know I have. When I was reaching the top of Honeywell, I was working 24/7. Having succeeded in turning around a series of troubled businesses, I was tasked with even more turnarounds.
In my work as an executive coach and keynote, clients and audience members frequently talk about their lack of "downtime." Even when they are home, there is rarely a sense of relief from work.
When Lesson.ly was just a four-person company, team candor drove every element of our success. Each member felt comfortable being frank with the others, providing open and honest feedback, even when that feedback risked bruising an ego. What resulted were better decisions, execution, and output. It was contagious.
Being a leader can be a daunting task. Everyone on the team expects you to know the answer, and few times can you go an entire day without having to make a critical decision.
Over the decades, we have seen the aviation industry change dramatically, for leisure and also for business travel. During the economic downturn/recession, many companies decided to cut back on their business travel expenses.
What is really wrong? Why can't we find any clear solutions to these problems? What is the real cause of the current economic breakdown? The economy has corrected itself in the past in previous business cycles. Why not this time?
There are so many different tips out there when it comes to handling the media. From advice on the best way to create a contact list to writing tips for crafting a press release, there is no end to the different media-handling tactics out there.
In the very back of one of the halls of the fashion trade show called MAGIC, I came across an entrepreneur in the footwear section whose enthusiasm made me stop in my tracks. He couldn't have been more happy to share information on how his shoe line was completely different from all of the other exhibitors.
Reuters' Charles Levinson has written a must-read investigative report on Wall Street's latest scheme to avoid critically important financial reforms: change a few words in their derivatives contracts and pretend that they are not guaranteeing their overseas affiliates.
Conquering Life's Stage Fright is no easy task, but for one celebrity rock star, it's his life's passion.
Ready to turn more in-person situations into opportunities to bond with unexpected allies and others? Make some simple changes in how you dress, move, speak or optimize the settings in which you meet.
Part of the financial package offered to me to become head of school of an independent K-8 school was the ability to enroll four of my grade-school-aged children tuition free.
People are generally just not that nice. This was on full display recently when a waitress in New Jersey was left a tip that simply said "LOL" where one usually scribbles in an amount anywhere from 10-20% of the bill total.
Plenty of news stories indicate that 2015 will finally be the year that marketers realize the value of personalization. While this makes sense in theory, my last few years in the industry have led me to disagree with this sentiment.
How often have you let the people in your life make you believe that something wasn't possible or that the choices you were making might not be the best ones? You might have even believed at some point that you might be best to quit and just go get a real job...
Attention CEOs: Are you looking for a chief marketing officer? Don't hire a marketer! Well, perhaps that's going a bit too far. Maybe, I should have said, "Don't hire 'just' a marketer."
As America's baby boomers continue to age and look forward to longer and longer life spans, they are setting their sights on retirement and making their U.S. dollars last as long as possible.