United we stand, divided we fall applies to more than just nationalism; it's the very fabric of all of life. Each one of us contributes to the unique tapestry that is this planet, our planet a thread in the tapestry of the Universe.
Physicality -- posture, facial expressions, body language, and movement style -- streams big data about what we think and feel. For leaders, that data is received by many, magnifying its impact.
"White privilege" is a term guaranteed to set off a white male like me. I grew up poor with a single mom. I moved to one side of the country and back; as the new kid, I was a frequent target of bullies. I had an abusive relationship with a stepfather.
Ever been motivated by a thought that changed your life? Publishing executive Eric Zimmerman was, and he launched a life of innovation as a result. ...
If we really want to be intentional in our lives, if we really want to stick to decisions about our success and happiness, then we must be OK with not being a part of everything... of anything other than what's going on for us right now.
Boomers face the increasing perception that they are getting long in the tooth, and that younger managers are better prepared to lead project teams going forward. Yet the truth is that over 80 percent of corporate managers are not only ill-suited to their jobs, but their lack of leadership negatively impacts profitability.
The USPTO's mission was defined in the United States Constitution, where our forefathers designed a system to protect intellectual property. The basic concept was that as an inventor you should profit from your ideas.
Few people are satisfied with our current education system, and many more people are unsure what changes need to be made.
Seventy percent of all change efforts fail to achieve their desired results. John Kotter shared that statistic in 1995, and studies support that number today. Think of all the books, articles, speeches, and workshops that you have seen or attended about change since that time. Don't you think we would be better at change by now?
I can only imagine what it was like in many corporate offices post the tragedy of Charleston on the Thursday that followed such a devastating event. I can remember many times when I was in a corporate environment not wanting to go into work because of national events that happened revolving around race.
Leaders are regularly faced with difficult questions. Often, it's not your answer to those questions, but your delivery that has the most influence on how you are perceived and the impact of your response.
Agile management methodologies call for doing work in in self-organized, cross-functional teams. These teams generally work in iterative three-week phases, which are called "sprints," with clear deliverables at the end of each phase.
South Africa's Freedom Charter was adopted in 1955. The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990. The United Kingdom followed five years later with the Disability Discrimination Act. Yet where are all the great leaders championing access for people with hearing loss?
When I was around 13 or 14 years old, I was playing baseball with my male cousins in my grandparent's backyard in New Jersey and my uncle said, "You can't play. Girls don't play baseball. You'll get hurt."
Gen Zers, what I call the "second wave" Millennials born between1990-99, will never be content to labor quietly and obediently in a sink-or-swim environment.
One of the most famous American photos was captured by reporter George Tames on February 10, 1961. The picture is of President John F. Kennedy, recently inaugurated, standing hunched over in the Oval Office. From behind, it looks as if he is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.