The skill of negotiation takes a bit of tact that not everyone possesses right out of the gate. Leaders who lack the ability to negotiate can find themselves losing deals or getting into a situation that
You might think that being a manager means having more control, but in fact, it’s the complete opposite. You’re interested in stepping up into a management role with your current company, but there’s one
You look around your organization and you get the feeling that people are way too relaxed. Yes, everyone is working hard, but they're stuck in a rut, doing things the same old way. Meanwhile, all you to
The millennials entering the workforce have grown up on a steady diet of positive feedback—and many expect to continue to earn steady praise, promotions, and raises on the job. As a result, managers are
Coaching can help turn an entrepreneur into a great leader. Consulting, on the other hand, provides that much-needed expertise and assistance. Oftentimes, the lines between coaching and consulting can
Leadership transitions are tough to execute. Typically, you're managing the fallout from a previous leader's unsuccessful attempt to generate the desired result. Fear, uncertainty and doubt can ripple
In the military, we conducted after action reviews (AARs) after every major training evolution and every mission (well, most of the time). They were all-inclusive, meaning that everybody who participated
In the outstanding book Servant Leadership in Action -- a collection of essays by forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and practitioners -- best-selling author Stephen M.R. Covey offers up the
In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is Berrett-Koehler Publishers. them?
Some agencies resist change because they’re not comfortable doing something new, they’re uncertain of the outcome it will bring or they fear staff and stakeholder opposition. As a consultant, I witness
It’s amazing how many people believe that once they obtain a certain title or level of leadership, people will automatically respect and listen to them. They believe that with that title comes influence.
× Some of the most sought-after business insights are also the most fundamental: Keep things in perspective, be transparent, and understand who you are. Regardless of how simple the elements of good leadership
The Enneagram personality test is a transformative tool. While many assessments help people understand their strengths, the Enneagram takes it a step further. It’s a map of the human psyche, providing
You know what it’s like. You have a good idea, but then somebody shoots it down. You anticipated you might get some resistance, but you’re not prepared for the pot shots at your brainchild. Effective who
The University of California Office of the President today (Jan. 14) launched a program to accelerate the development of promising Alzheimer’s disease research by UC scientists. The goal of the UC Cures
In June of 2001 musician Peter Gabriel flew to Atlanta to make music with two apes. The jam went surprisingly well. At each session Gabriel, a known dabbler in experimental music and a founding member