Effective leaders have the ability to make decisions that are right for the business, and for themselves, without worrying about what people may think of them.
"Thanks," Bill said as he walked by, rapping his knuckles on the top of my cube wall. "See you tomorrow," I glanced at my watch. Every day, at exactl...
The point here is that it is not a technology issue, but many people make it one. The behavior argument that many make is flawed. It is first and foremost a school culture issue, which falls on the shoulders of leaders. Schools and districts that have embraced technology through a shared vision and resulting plan focused on learning reinforce appropriate use.
Saturday night I received a call from my middle child. A couple of weeks ago her keys to her car and apartment were missing. In the last couple of days, she had noticed a few nondescript items missing from her car. She was alone in her apartment and scared.
We all know a great leader when we see one, and to be sure bad leaders aren't hard to spot either. Leaders who are responsible, engaged, and effective may have different approaches, but there's no doubt they get the job done.
Some new research about workplace behavior caught my attention recently. It highlights -- by omission -- the important link between an organization's management culture and the psychological experience of working within it.
Many people are so busy worrying about what is happening in their lives, that they never actually sit down and define what it is that they WANT mos...
Let's talk about managing disappointment. I don't mean disappointment in a movie or new restaurant. I mean bone crushing, can't get out of bed disappointment in achieving a big dream. When you try everything to conquer a big goal and it falls flat.
Trust. Clarity. Vision. Focus on these to make your virtual team more effective. Do what it takes to get team members to trust you and each other.
A proven way to get ahead in your career is to take on stretch assignments. These projects can develop your skills and confidence, as well as prove to leaders that you can succeed at the next level.
From managing student organizations to launching and turning around nonprofit organizations to investing in communities across the country, these lessons represent parts of my management philosophy that I challenge you to reflect on and test drive in your own management practices.
When you envision a thought-leader, what first comes to mind? For me personally, I get a mental image of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg giving a speech ...
When rain splashes on the pavement water quickly spreads in crevices finding spaces even with the tiniest receptacle -- it does not stand still.
Could bringing back "earmarks" -- derided as pork barrel, insider spending just a few years ago -- be the unconventional solution for re-booting Congress? It just might be.
Employees generally disengage from their work because they don't feel they can be themselves there. For many, it's because they feel they need to hide something about themselves to keep their job and/or advance.
It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.