Why is it that some leaders are good while others accomplish greatness? I was contemplating this over my morning coffee. I see this play out so often, in business, politics and sports.
I was raised to believe that feelings were like alcohol: something to be experienced only in moderation, if at all. Yeah, it might be OK to laugh a bit or tell your lover that you love them, but most of the time feelings just got in the way.
Vulnerability can be a great strength in business, because it teaches us to engage and to listen. It encourages others to admit when they need assistance, it gives us new skills and it also brings great collaboration on a commercial level.
If you're at the start of a career or in the early stages of a business, few things are more useful than the real histories of those who have gone before. It's just that there's a trick for extracting useful and actionable truth.
When someone starts screaming, your first impulse may be to scream right back. Because you are the boss. That response will not work, and it puts you right in the middle of the argument -- the last place you want to be.
Today, Eileen Fisher, Inc. employs over 1,100 people, has over 60 retail stores, and will likely generate over $300 million dollars in revenue in 2015. Between then and now, despite her success, Fisher never lost her "I don't know" approach.
A few weeks ago I was being interviewed about being a woman in an executive leadership role, and the interviewer asked me, "What were your most defi...
Of course I falter more than I succeed, but I do think over the year, these words of wisdom have helped me to develop a better mental filter, to increase my use of the [BACKSPACE] key and to commit to a life of graciousness.
Government employees are often taken for granted, that is until there is a crisis and the public expects that they will step in and immediately solve the problem at hand. And when things go wrong, of course, there is no shortage of criticism and outrage.
According to Butler, in the recent past roughly 90 percent of a vehicle's value has been in hardware components -- the power trains, the suspension, the body, the interior -- and roughly 10 percent of it was in software and control modules.
Is there a creative pursuit or career change that you've been longing to explore, but there's a voice inside your head telling you that you don't have what it takes or that people will laugh at you?
Elon Musk is disrupting things. Again. With his announcement of the Powerwall battery, in a TED-like presentation, Elon challenged us to be diff...
Asking these two questions gives me the freedom to work with what is wanting to happing, instead of spending my energy on either pushing or pulling.
My early days after graduation were a struggle of a different kind -- not subject matter expertise but having deep meaningful conversations on technical subjects. My work centered on core analytics -- statistics and related technical subjects.
Before I came to Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, I spent more than five years at BoardSource, a national organization focused on improving nonprofit governance. I have to admit, at the time I fancied myself a bit of a governance expert. I was wrong.
When you are unattached to the outcome of the decision, you make decisions that create space for the best possible outcome for you. However, when you are attached to the outcome, fear and indecisiveness come and take the space and then the outcome is much less ideal and a very stressful experience.