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.
All right, so you want to do some employee recognition and make sure people who work hard get properly rewarded. Most employees want to know that their efforts on your behalf are noticed, and few things are more depressing than the belief that the company doesn't care about them.
Vaping has become big business, but not all business is good business. While some Vapor dealers are sharks and others are large companies, all have one thing in common.
The world will continue to change and the business community must continue to respond to those changes in effective ways.
China's weight in the world economy has been rising and was made excruciatingly apparent by the turmoil in U.S. equities markets over the past few weeks. Much of current stock market anxiety was at least "assembled" in China.
To build true confidence, you have to not mind being wrong. You have to take a stand, and then admit it if and when you realize your standpoint is wrong. It's a process of trial and error that helps you discover what is right. And finding out what is right is a lot more important than always being right.
Am I saying that women should quit their jobs and stay home barefoot and pregnant? Of course not. I own two companies -- so clearly that's the last thing I want. What I do want is for women to be honest about the toll that working two full time jobs -- both career and motherhood -- is taking on their lives.
I very publicly share how public speaking has been a massive challenge for me. I've spent many years telling myself that I couldn't do it, and it was only relatively recently that I realized this simply wasn't true.
We know that Emotional Intelligence can be learned, but like everything there's no quick fix. It takes time, commitment and dedication. So, how do we do it?
We're witnessing, I'm fairly certain, market chaos associated with the end of the era of fossil fuels.
Managing a business is very different than leading an organization. This distinction may sound subtle or merely seem like semantics. The fact is, however, that this difference is often the determinate between stagnation and growth.
Providing top-notch customer service isn't really that hard, but even the best of the best need a reminder or coaching now and then. In golf, keeping one "swing thought" in mind during a shot can have great results. Here are five "customer service thoughts" that can help us and our work teams hit a hole-in-one.
What is fundamental to high-performing organizational culture? Is it the ping pong table and the keg of beer in the break room? Is it the M & M's in every conference room?
The collapse in stock markets and the surge in the migrants flooding into Europe captured August headlines. There are many underlying causes for each phenomenon, all linked. Unprecedented flows of illicit money are damaging most economies. Investors are fleeing this, as are migrants.
In honor of Facebook's amazing achievement of one in seven (predictors of its demise pay heed), I hope and pray that we will remember the other, less fortunate one in sevens.
Apps like eNeighbr are seductive in their seamlessness, but do they encourage the kind of community that we want to live in?
The recent cratering of the Chinese stock market left some scars on our 401(k) plans and dominated recent headlines. Some called it a correction. I tend to think of it as another glimpse into the crazy house-of-cards economy in China.
By all accounts, 2015 is a strong year for startup companies; I know this first hand, having worked with more than a few. When consumer confidence rises, companies seeking funding to meet those consumer needs rise as well.