Collaboration is often missing from the workplace, particularly between the genders. At least that's the complaint of many women in many industries.
Like most women, I never really valued our amazing ability to multi-task until I became a working mother. I think although this innate ability in us is always "on," it really develops into our secret weapon as we get older and have more responsibilities.
If you ever truly want to be a leader, then you have to start by leading. This is through your actions not your position.
For many years, Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen followed the business advice of her big sister, a successful, trail blazing, whip-smart lawyer in New York City: Don't wear pants, don't have coffee with secretaries, and don't learn how to type.
CEOs and other leaders, in the corporate world and beyond, should do more than follow the news on the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). They should also ask themselves what they would do if they were in President Obama'a shoes.
As I thought about all the questions that came to mind regarding unnovation vs. innovation, I began to instantly think about how abstract and unorganized my thoughts were.
How strange that a company with a notably young and vibrant CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sheryl Sandberg as its CMO, instructing career women everywhere to Lean In, should be using an outdated image of what a CEO should look like?
One of the people I have most mirrored my business-coaching career after is iconic basketball coach, Phil Jackson, aka The Zen Master. Phil Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA.
Former House of Representatives Speaker Tom Foley was a great leader and legislator, but I knew him best as a lover of technology -- and a very decent and honorable person.
The CEO of one of the world's largest health industry companies spent a few days in Cleveland this week. He had a simple message for US lawmakers when...
A boss is also someone who gives orders in a domineering manner. Do bosses really do that? I can't imagine myself giving orders that way and luckily none of my 300 bosses do that to me.
My recommendation for your organizations success is simple. Find a captain for your culture ship. Make that person part of your C-suite. Then empower him or her with all the resources they need to leverage the full potential of your people.
When the Beatles came to America, they ultimately changed rock 'n' roll. Adding their collective influence to the voices of their time, they made music better. In the form of synergy, the millennial leaders of the future seek to do the same.
Do you have a lot of direct, face to face sales? If you execute most of your sales by networking in or out of the office, you want to leave the potential client with something tangible. Something that is more than just a business card.
Capitalist theory asserts that CEOs rise to the top based on merit and moxie and deserve million-dollar pay packages. Turns out, though, capitalism doesn't really work that way. Conniving Jonnies rule the business world.
I don't care where you went to school. Hell, I don't care if you went to school at all. What I care about is who you are and how you see the world, and I hire people based on their perspective, not their pedigree.