In the ideal meeting, all attendees participate, contributing diverse points of view and thinking together to reach new insights. But few meetings live up to this ideal, in large part because not everyone
A good network keeps you informed. Teaches you new things. Makes you more innovative. Gives you a sounding board to flesh out your ideas. Helps you get things done when you’re in a hurry. And, much more
Rami Niemi “I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although
In 2014, researchers found scientific evidence of a phenomenon many of us had already experienced: Professional networking can make us feel dirty. But the more powerful you are, the less dirty you feel.
Meetings frustrate everyone. There are too many of them, they take too much time, and not enough gets done during and after. It’s easy to blame this on others – the higher-ups who invite us, arrange the
1. Be able to identify fruitful opportunities. Carlos Slim Helu, Mexican business magnate and philanthropist, said, "When there is a crisis, that's when some are interested in getting out, and that's we
George W. Bush has the most controversial Wikipedia page of all time — and the edits are fascinating
The world's most popular encyclopedia moves faster than traditional collections of "objective" knowledge, but it's involved in a constant war of small edits amongst its most passionate users vying to how
In addition to the shortcuts I discussed in my last column, I want to introduce a new strategy that you can start putting into place at any time. This is a strategy I learned from coach Kevin Lawrence,
The business world is changing. The coveted leadership qualities of the past--being experienced, decisive, authoritative and focused on command and control--don't work with the changing world and increasingly
Want to gain an advantage over your competition? Without advising anyone to work even more on the weekends, I can tell you there is an extremely valuable ritual you can do every Sunday night, before the
It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same,
Great managers recruit and retain great people. Employees stay with a manager when they can learn and grow. If you learn how to build an employee growth culture, you will retain more of your best employees.
Standing in a prison chow hall, Richard Chavez Jr. outlines his past: violent felon, former gang member, the fourth member of his family to go to prison. Then his future: owner of a mobile counseling service
The Supreme Court's misguided 5-4 Citizens United v. FEC ruling authorized corporations to spend limitless amounts of money influencing elections. In the majority opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy,
In today's hyper growth business environment, most leaders are seeking out the "game changers", "paradigm shifts", and "strategic inflection points" that will put their companies on a more aggressive trajectory.
A capable young manager in a financial services company returns from a month’s vacation. Formerly clean cut and conservatively dressed, he’s now sporting a beard and long sideburns. He also begins appearing
Every Friday, 80 men and women gather over beer, wine, and snacks to chat about their week and their jobs. They talk about their successes, challenges, and what they're working on. It sounds like your
Is it hot in here, or is that just you? Let's face it, sometimes feeling sexy can be hard. Like, really hard. You might ooze confidence during a work presentation, but it's a totally different ballgame
The top erogenous zones for guys—and what to do with each one A new study identifies the most sensitive spots on the male body. And while his penis came out on top (no shocker there), there are plenty
Sometimes, your clients need to build a website to begin their online presence, but they simply don't have the budget to hire a web design company. You can suggest ideas, but it's not within your scope
The night before a conference where I was scheduled to speak, I found myself in a crowded bar just south of Greenwich Village. The organizers had arranged a VIP reception, and — having just moved to New
Transgender Children Today: Shifting the Responsibility for Change Away From Children and Onto Society
The first time a parent of a transgender child asked me for advice, I was thrown for a loop. Ten years ago, I couldn't quite fathom the reality that a family would actually seek to support their child.