Thinking before speaking is a challenge for a lot of people. It might even be hard for you, especially if you are trying to prove to the world how sma...
Germany's surge through the tournament -- undefeated in seven games with only a tie with Ghana marring its record -- wasn't a fluke, nor was it lucky. It was the result of 14-year rebuilding program that began in 2000 when soccer was at a low point in Germany's vaunted history.
I value expediency. The idea of finding everything I want in one store and getting in and out quickly ... love that. But there are times when I am not that shopper. When a purchase really matters to me, then I want more.
Think about when you've fallen in love in your life or the first time you held your newborn child in your arms. The colors looked brighter, the sounds were clearer, and it felt like your heart was going to burst with love and joy.
By the end of the 20th Century, a number of American colleges and universities - often in close geographical proximity - began to look for ways to coo...
We need to be able to tell people the truth, be they colleagues or kids. Building self-esteem isn't about pretending that people are winners at everything. It's about providing people with the internal fortitude to rebound when they fail. It's about nurturing their souls and developing their character.
Since its introduction into business language, the term has been lauded, mocked and overused, gradually morphing into a new concept that is now employed in a variety of ways inside and outside of the business landscape.
Innovation starts with ambition and is guided and sustained by it, but the journey is arduous and requires discipline, diligence and a preternatural amount of good luck as you schlep hither and yon. Those with false ambition fall away along the way.
Great leaders understand that achieving goals does not elevate self-worth or happiness. Instead, they relish the journey -- the relationships and experiences -- as the path toward creating what they want turns clear.
Business executives, there are ways to supplement your business process and strategy, and it's up to you to do it. Gaining momentum in today's digital world is so much easier than it used to be years ago. Or is it?
While in my heart I empathized with the feelings of the people from Brazil, a country I love and whose soccer I admire, I also felt joy in seeing the fruits of the Klinsmann/Low revolution in German soccer. The soccer they play today is a complete departure from the soccer German teams played prior to 2010 or 2006.
This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.
Look back on the happiest times in your career or life, and the least happy times, and you will see your own pattern.
What leaders say is far less important than what they do. That's one of the clearest conclusions we drew from a study, in collaboration with HBR, of 19,000 employees around the world, focused on how they experience their lives at work.
What sort of person is it who can shape new ideas and bring them to life as businesses? Put another way, is an innovator's temperament born or is it built? We say it's built.
The choice between saving lives and preserving our own careers may be clear enough. However, in many cases, the gap between competing values may not be as wide.