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Are your managers prepared to deal with the turbulent aftermath of the election? Regardless of the election’s outcome, it’s smart to be ready for a firestorm of distracted, energized, frustrated, hopeful, distraught, elated, concerned, confused, uncertain, joyful, worried hearts and minds… All […]
Three unprecedented sources of change in the outside world are putting intense pressure on every organization and leader to adapt quickly. Enterprises that don’t transform what they do and how they do it (repeatedly) will inevitably fail. In this information-packed episode with Nick […]
In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share a variety of perspectives and insights on culture. We’ve also included some quotations from our newest book, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers and Customer Advocates. You can download a […]
Small talk is challenging for many leaders, but it can be even more challenging when leading a remote team. In this episode of Asking For a Friend, I talk with small talk experts Debra Fine and Scott Friedman about practical ways to […]
Too many decision-making meetings devolve into frustrating, passive wastes of time. In this episode, you’ll get two actions you can take to ensure you make smarter, faster decisions that energize your team.
The pivot to more virtual meetings didn’t create this problem. Anyone who has ever run more than a meeting or two knows the challenge of managing the person who just can’t seem to shut up. It’s extra tricky when they’re a high-performer […]
A creative team starts with room to think. The rocky mountain air was crisp with fall chill–a perfect time for a fire in the wood-burning stove. We placed the logs on top of the kindling, held the flame beneath the wood, and […]
Be ready to take notes as Glenn Parker shares the four ways you can help people to become their best self, why this is such a critical leadership skill, and a master-class in leading through any crisis. Connect with Glenn: Positive Influence […]
We were nearing the end of our live-online leadership program with an amazing group of start-up CEOs at Bulb Africa in Nigeria, and it was time for Q&A (or, as I like to call it, “Asking For a Friend.“) when one brave […]
Promote leaders who show their commitment to relationships and results. One of the most important leadership decisions you’ll ever make is the choice to promote someone into a leadership role. Who you promote into leadership sends a powerful message of what matters […]
When it comes to critical messages, communicating once is never enough. In this episode, get practical (and creative) ways you can master 5×5 communication and ensure your team understands what matters most.
A clash in priorities is an opportunity for more strategic leadership. We were discussing how to keep your team focused on what matters most when Nicolle, a team leader in a global communications business, asked, “What can I do when there’s a […]