How to Build a Collaboration Based Culture!
When executed correctly, great collaboration efforts between entities have a way of igniting innovation, and inspiring people to go beyond what they (or anyone else) thought possible. Unfortunately, most collaboration efforts fall short. Why? Because collaboration leaders and team members rarely apply the Collaboration Rules of Engagement. The good news is that collaboration, like all…Read More
What should I look for in a Coach? All executive coaches aren’t the same. Therefore, you will need to do your research to find the best one. There are certain traits you should look for determining which coach is right for you. Successful coaches are able to motivate others and remain objective. Begin your search…Read More
Big News for Equality – Board Positions now open for Woman Executives
The California state legislators recently passed a bill mirroring efforts in Europe to force corporations to look at Board gender diversity. If they don’t, they’ll be heavily fined for non-compliance. In a nutshell, corporations risk heavy fines starting at $100,000, then quickly escalating to $300,000 for subsequent non-compliance. The legislation is far reaching and states…Read More
Conquering the Fear of Moving Forward
Many individuals have a fear of moving forward, and a fear that they will fail. However, the main reason people fail is that they do not know where to begin. They lack a process for starting on the road to change. Studies have shown that many fail for similar reasons. They do not plan properly,…Read More
Good Information vs Bad Gossip
It’s no secret that the workplace is full of office politics and gossip. This is the natural result of human interaction taking place. The bottom line is: There are so many other ways to communicate, so why would you participate in gossip? Most people would answer no. With that said, don’t spread gossip. Realize that…Read More
How to Deal With Difficult Employees
At some point or another, difficulties always arise in the workplace. When the difficulties stem from tricky negotiations with clients or troublesome mechanical failures, they’re simply a matter of patience. But when the troubles come from the employees themselves, it’s an entirely different story. Dealing with disruptive employees is one of the most difficult but…Read More
Executive Presence – Are you hitting the ground running this year; or stumbling?
I just got off the phone with a female exec. She is questioning whether to promote one of two females to VP. She is very uncomfortable with the woman’s clothing choices (she will be client facing and highly visible in the next position). The EVP said she was concerned about the woman’s executive presence, even…Read More
What should I look for in a Coach?
Hiring an Executive Coach is a great way to improve oneself! All executive coaches aren’t the same. You will need to do your research to find the best one. There are certain traits you should look for determining which coach is right for you. Successful coaches are able to motivate others and remain objective. So…Read More
Asking for a Raise or Promotion
Maybe you’ve been in the same position for several years now. While you’re happy with your job, the compensation just isn’t cutting it as well as it did when you started. Or maybe you’ve done some research and discovered that what you’re being paid is well under the average for other people in your same…Read More
Fortune 500 Leaders: How do they do it?
Fortune 500 Leaders: How do they do it? According to British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, the average human being can only maintain a stable relationship with approximately 150 people. This is Dunbar’s Number. In short, this is the number of people you, know on an inter-personal level. It can reasonably predict how they will interact with…Read More