Building a great team is more than simply hiring the right people: you've got to make an effort to go beyond managing and motivate.
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they can only damage their careers by making one huge misstep, but the reality is that it's usually not that dramatic.
Mastering conflict requires emotional intelligence. Emotionally intelligent people know how to craft their message in a conflict, whether they're naturally assertive or not. They take other people's feelings into account while still asserting themselves confidently.
If managers want their best people to stay, they need to think carefully about how they treat them. While good employees are as tough as nails, their talent gives them an abundance of options. Managers need to make people want to work for them.
There were maybe ten of us meeting with him in the room that day, spread out in a circle, telling him about what it was we wanted to do, and listening...
The reason people crave focus is that their daily activities are not aligned with their leadership, which means they are not doing what they love nor excel at.
Product managers may understand why competitor research matters. But it is possible to internalize this and still not know what to look for during y...
When you think about "networking," what comes to mind? Used-car-salesman tactics? Awkward handshakes and small talk? Rethink those negative associations. Because if you want to succeed in your job and in your career, you have to embrace networking.
Recently, my almost-15-year-old son was assigned a project for his computer science class at school. The task was to profile a technological innovatio...
As humans, we are designed to connect and relate to one another. Relationships are a part of our innate desire to share our authentic selves, experience other perspectives and to be accepted, which is why many people who are successful struggle with the isolation in which they find themselves
It takes under thirty steps to get from my car to my office building door - fifteen seconds from one place to the other. Even so, during this morning's "walk," I couldn't avoid being confronted with the kind of behavior that inadvertently screws up workplace cultures and renders managers and their groups ineffective.
Culture is one of the most misunderstood components of business. Many leaders spend countless hours discussing and then implementing a plan to creat...
It's a sad fact of life. Some people are just going to get left behind. There's nothing you can do to change how someone thinks or acts.
What is the most powerful weapon in Game of Thrones? Daenerys' dragons? Melisandre's black magic? The Starks' direwolves?
When faced with decision-making in business we commonly tend to ask ourselves how our decisions will contribute to the bottom line. This is how we've been conditioned to think and behave in business -- after all profit is the fuel to the engine of subsistence and progress.
The truth is this: until you learn to be guided by yourself, you will spend your days following others. When you follow someone else you will never know whether what you are following is real - or a façade created to guard against the world.