How Strong is Your Leadership Pyramid?
In writing the 3rd edition of The Next Level, I’ve identified three leadership imperatives – manage yourself, leverage your team, engage your colleagues – that are like layers of a pyramid in which one layer is the prerequisite to the next. How strong is your leadership pyramid?…
Leaders, Don’t Be the Cheese in the Panini
Are you under so much pressure as a leader that you feel like the cheese in a panini? Try some of these field-tested ways to make sure you can deliver nutritional value over the long run without being under so much heat and pressure that you get squeezed out of…
How a Simple Mantra Can Improve Your Leadership
What if you had a simple mantra that, when repeated, dramatically changed the quality of your leadership? It’s actually easy to do and makes a big difference. Here are a couple of examples of how executives are using mantras to improve their leadership and how you can do the same.
How to Diversify Your Happiness
You may know how to diversify your investments, but have you thought about how to diversify your happiness? A successful executive leader recently taught me how she has. In this post, I’m sharing her simple process for how you can diversify your happiness.
What I’ve Learned from the Young Leaders of Stoneman Douglas High School
This past weekend a million or more people around the world turned out for the March for Our Lives in support of the students of Parkland, Florida’s NeverAgain movement. There are some clear leadership lessons that anyone who is willing to look can take away from the young leaders of…
How to Stop Selling Your Ideas and Start Enrolling People in Them
Even though hardly anyone likes a sales pitch, there's a lot of idea selling going on in most organizations. What would it look like if, instead of selling your ideas to people, you enrolled them in your ideas? Here are five ways to stop selling and start enrolling.
How Do You Score on the Business Stress-O-Meter?
If there were a business-life stress meter you could plug into, how would you score? Based on some classic research on stress and its effects, I'm offering a quick business-life stress test in this post. What's your score and what can you do about it? Read on for answers.
Do You “Have To” or Do You “Get To”?
What do you notice about your thought process when you're about to start something that's difficult or intimidating? Here's a hint - your self-talk is highly predictive of the result you're going to get. There's a simple mental shift you can make that almost guarantees a better result.