5 Project Management Lessons from Walking Across Spain

Whether it’s knowing what you need and what you don’t on a project or knowing how to manage conflict effectively, a long 500 mile stroll can help you build these skills. A few summers ago, I hiked the ancient Camino de Santiago trail across Spain. It was the best month of my life for many […]

Have you ever taken a huge risk that didn’t work out?

Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever taken a huge risk that didn’t work out? – Yes, I’ve made a huge bet and it was a big disaster: 70% – No, whenever I’ve taken such risks, they’ve always worked out: 17% – No, I’ve never made a big bet: 13% Can you handle the […]

The Power and Danger of Overallocating Goals

Goal setting can be tricky business. By overallocating goals from top to bottom, you can improve the odds of hitting your top level goal; but be careful you don’t put too much pressure on your team members. Goals shouldn’t just tie from your strategy down to the individual goals. When you add your goals up, […]

When Going Global, Customize Your Management Strategy

When dealing with global business partners and operating in foreign lands, you don’t have to rely on country generalizations. Analyze your unique contacts for maximum effectiveness. Today’s post is by Dierdre Mendez, author of The Culture Solution (CLICK HERE to get your copy). For stressed managers dealing with international employees and partners, a profile describing […]

Do you prefer to be in the spotlight or to work in the background?

Our reader poll today asks: Do you prefer to be in the spotlight or to work in the background? – I love the spotlight and getting attention for my work: 23% – I prefer to do my work in the background and stay out of the limelight: 77% Out of sight… Clearly the majority of you […]

The Same Personality Trait Can Define Two Very Different Leaders

Personality and leadership are inextricably linked. Two people with the same personality trait can be two very different leaders. Today’s post is by Ron Warren, author of Personality at Work (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Personality and Leadership Personality and leadership are inextricably linked. Think of how many professionals experience your personality through your […]

The Power of the Mind in Decision Making

The inner voice, or what is more commonly referred to as “intuition,” is a powerful tool in the decision-making process. Opportunities open when the guidance of the inner voice is used because it is a reflection and compilation of the knowledge, experience, and conclusions thus far in a career and/or lifetime. Today’s post is by […]

Building a Great Culture by Using Processes and Behaviors

Great culture doesn’t just happen. Building a strong culture requires planning, effort, and incorporation into your daily processes and behaviors. If culture is the sum of our daily actions, then people and teams are the true drivers of culture. The people you choose to be leaders, the individuals you promote, the way you organize teams, […]

How Good Leaders Keep Their Top Talent

Retaining top talent should be at the top of a leader’s priority list. Doing so requires engagement, recognition, and caring. Those investments pay off in improved performance. Today’s post is by Jill Lublin, author of The Profit of Kindness (CLICK HERE to get your copy). High-performing employees contribute extensively in achieving business results. Hence, companies […]

Why Equilibrium is the Key to Achieving True Negotiating Success

Maintaining your cool and being in a state of equilibrium is a huge asset in a negotiation. When the other party loses it, you benefit by staying calm instead. Today’s post is by Corey Kupfer, author of Authentic Negotiating (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Most negotiating articles, books, training programs and other resources focus […]