Pierre Morin

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How to Get Feedback When No One Is Volunteering It

You are probably not getting the feedback you want or need, according to our research conducted with SuccessFactors and Oxford Economics. Less than half of respondents in our 27 country survey say that their manager delivers well on providing feedback either formally during their performance …

Management

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Leadership

3 Top Myths about How to Become an Outstanding Leader | Inc.com

How do you know what advice to pay attention to and what to ignore as you seek to improve how you lead your team and company? Don't let these three common myths distract you from improving your skills as a leader.<p><b>Leadership Myth 1:</b> <b>Focus Only on Your Strengths</b><p><b>Reality:</b> If you hide your mistakes and …

Leadership

Apple’s iPhone 6s Is Coming In September, Is It Worth The Wait? Here’s What You Can Expect

New Apple iPhones are about as regular a yearly occurrence as the leaves changing colors, and the release date for Apple’s next iPhone is quickly …

Mobile Technology

Red Sox riding positives into key week before All-Star break

BOSTON -- Sunday was Family Day for Red Sox players and staff, which gave them all a chance to mingle with relatives on the field after the game.<p>The …

Baseball

Bogaerts could rep Red Sox as All-Star reserve

BOSTON -- At 22 years old, shortstop Xander Bogaerts could become the youngest Red Sox player to be an All-Star since Tony Conigliaro (who was also …

Baseball

Caffeine addiction – How to deal with withdrawal symptoms

Caffeine is generally not as addictive as alcohol, nicotine and other drugs and its withdrawal is comparatively easier.<p>Caffeine blocks something …

How to build female leaders

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Women hold 40 per cent of all MBAs and constitute more than …

50 Inspiring Quotes on Leadership for Everyone

Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their business ultimately rests on their shoulders. Yes, the product you build and the team you hire are …

Motivation

Figure Out Your Manager’s Communication Style

Effective communication takes a deft touch when you’re managing up. If your attempts to persuade are too obvious, they may not succeed. Yet you need to be deliberate in your approach.<p>As you engage with your boss in everyday activities, try to identify the messages behind her speech and behavior. …

Management
Leadership

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

Leadership

Leaders—What Are Your Word Choices Saying about You?

Several years ago when I began coaching, I was taught that it was important to focus closely on the language choices made by clients. For example, …

Luke Skywalker

Measure Your Team’s Intellectual Diversity

Inventive thinking in a team setting is fueled by a blend of talents, skills, and traits that rarely all exist in a single person—such as an ability to see problems through fresh eyes, a knack for understanding a frustrated customer’s complaints, or a flair for turning a creative idea into a …

Creativity
Boston Red Sox

Learn the Ways Leaders Encourage Innovation

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated August 13, 2017<p>According to the Center for Creative Leadership, “Studies have shown that 20 to 67 percent of the …

Employee Engagement

How to Communicate Without Making Assumptions

I remember when I left my first job.<p>I had been back-stabbed. My bosses had gotten into a tiff, with me caught in the middle. My co-workers had turned …

Outsourcing

Advice to Leaders: Building Trust is a Journey, Not a Destination

“So, Randy, how long does this whole process take?”That was a question from a senior executive with whom I was recently working. His company is …

Leadership

How the Most Effective Leaders Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths | Inc.com

In a perfect world, you would be really good at everything you need to have a successful business and a successful life. Then again, in an ideal world, you'd also have fantastic hair, abs of steel, and a winning lottery ticket in your pocket.<p>Here in this imperfect world, we all have to face the …

Leadership

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

An Exercise to Become a More Powerful Listener

Listening is often considered the softest of the soft skills. So the idea of being a <i>powerful</i> listener can seem like an oxymoron. And yet, my work with executives has taught me that when they really listen to discover what is essential, the impact can be astonishing. It’s one of the most important …

Self-improvement

What Separates Great Leaders from Good Leaders?

The 82 year old company, once synonymous with “Blue Chip," was in deep trouble.<p>The new CEO—brought in to replace a fired predecessor-- later said, …

Leadership

The 12 Insights Every Boss Needs | Inc.com

My favorite business authors are Guy Kawasaki and Bob Sutton, so I was really excited when I saw Bob Sutton quoted in Guy Kawasaki's newly published <i>The Art of the Start 2.0</i>. When two people as smart as those two agree on something important, it's worth taking notice.<p>The quote consisted of a set of …

Leadership

Make It OK for Employees to Challenge Your Ideas

Kodak. Sears. Borders. The mere mention of any of these companies brings to mind the struggle to stay relevant amid today’s technology and boundless alternatives. But behind each of them lies a deeper story of at least one leader who is or was “sheltered” from the reality of their business.<p>This …

Leadership

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the …

Mindfulness

All the things Wired got hilariously wrong in its legendary 1997 story on how to 'save' Apple

Founder Steve Jobs had just rejoined after being kicked out years earlier — but wasn't in a position of any real authority. Microsoft was easily dominating the PC industry, and Apple's long-term prospects were looking bleak. The article was one of the best-read stories in tech at the time and came …

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