Ever since I received the Medal of Honor, I have made it my mission to help my fellow veterans make the same difficult transition I had to make from service member to civilian.
Last fall I was granted a sabbatical. I shared with my colleagues that I planned to practice the piano, focus on wellness, and re-read some of my favorite books, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. One of the senior faculty asked me: "Why did you read that book that kids read in grade school?"
There have been a few moments in my life, beautiful moments, where someone I've met tells me that what we talked about once, totally transformed their...
As a manager, you have to work with diverse personae on an even closer level. And let's face it, some of those characters are difficult to deal with. Some may even seem, ahem, unmanageable.
A great sales leader who is highly-desired has mastered the art, delivered the numbers and brought out the best in their people. Investing in people does not mean leaders are "soft" and won't get results. It is quite the opposite.
Just because you are on the journey yourself, doesn't mean that you are the only one taking a solo journey. We can learn and support each other; each journey will have some common roadblocks, challenges and choices. The path may be different, but the experience is much the same.
In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"
Executives, managers, the business and popular press all tend to make the same false assumption about the future of technological change. Every time a...
Every day we hear more leaders call for increased innovation from their organizations. They recognize what's now obvious. In a world of rapid change, the ability to innovate over and over is probably the only enduring competitive advantage an organization can have.
In working with teams and organizations around the world, I think there are some additional barriers connected preventing people from feeling respected, valued, and connected to others at work. Think about these situations:
"Your ability to shape your future depends on how well you communicate where you want to be when you get there. When ideas are communicated effectivel...
In this interview with Omega, personal finance expert Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen Wealth Management, talks about gender and finances, the cult...
Today's and tomorrow's successful leaders do not need to be technologists, but they do have to own technology policy and problems in a way few do right now.
Innovation orphans need to be adopted. Though they might not be invented here, or by you, they may be worthy of your support. Just be sure that you really love them.
I'd connect with people, prove my character and have meaningful conversations around what I did wrong. I make mistakes a lot, and not all of them are funny, but they are all incredible opportunities. My goal is to create a layer of transparency and openness about them with others.
The twentieth anniversary of the Rebbe's passing is being accompanied by the portrayal of the Rebbe as the founder of Judaism with a smile. But this is not the whole story and it sanitizes the Rebbe's legacy. In truth, the Rebbe was a revolutionary.