The poster was simple yet profoundly insightful. Though many of us in the developed world are fortunate enough to consider ourselves free of the pains of poverty, many toil under the daily void of meaning. And this void exists all over.
Being aware of these meta-messages, you create a safe work culture for open, candid, caring conversations, allowing all parties to interact at the highest level, sharing perspectives, feelings, and aspirations, while elevating insights and wisdom.
You would think that experience might jade me from falling captive to "board-om." Fortunately, it was a blessedly unique event. Since then, I have felt a lot more useful, learned a lot more and had a lot more fun on the boards of a wide variety of organizations.
It's been reported that baby boomers are the new 'unemployables.' That's fixable. Senior professionals who have the competitive spirit of a 20-year-old, and who also have vast experience, are indispensable. You simply have to prove the myths wrong.
We all have been held by a powerful relationship in our lives at one time or another, and those of us fortunate enough to experience that relational power in a business setting have usually seen the results that were delivered to be beyond what would have otherwise been possible.
As Warren Buffett once said, "Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing." No organization wants to run the risk of having leaders who don't know what they are doing and with this year's research, we see some fear that this is exactly what is going on.
We've all heard the word disruption. Most of us think we know what that is. And we've all heard the word digital. Most of us think we know what that is, too. But put them together -- digital disruption -- and they add up to much more than the mere sum of their parts.
Over the past several weeks, dozens of people have asked me to comment on Lonmin. A long-running strike turned violent last month, and police opened fire on protestors, killing 34 and injuring another 78. People are asking: how could things go so badly so fast?
Don't dissect! As business consists of many small activities, responsibilities, decisions and interactions it's necessary not to over-analyze every single transaction. Sometimes silence is best. Sometimes we all just need to be agreeable.
We as consumers are too used to being treated like we are an inconvenience. In this economy, there are small businesses starving for work. There are people who take pride in what they do and there is a change happening.
Video allows your brand to get under potential customers' skin and put the product in front of their eyes. They will hear your message and feel the excitement of your services, while you smell the profit.
Little has been explored or published about what happens to service providers who are asked to segregate their attention and efforts based upon a hierarchy of customer importance. How does your company address this issue?
History is filled with examples of men and women who overcame their fear and adversity on behalf of something bigger than themselves. Thankfully, business doesn't carry the same risks as battle. But it does require courage.
Will the parade of leaders who fail to fulfill their leadership responsibilities ever end? CEOs are public figures. Their actions are constantly being scrutinized inside and outside their organizations. For this reason their actions must be beyond reproach.
Strong "A" players are quietly confident but deep down are humble. They are good listeners. They don't need to win every argument so they can have their idea probed and questioned. But at the end of the day, healthy ego is at the root of all great candidates.