J. Elise Keith knows something about meetings. She is a co-founder of Second Rise, a company that helps businesses develop effective meeting practices. She is also the author of Where the Action Is: The meetings that make or break your organization, in which she offers strategies to help leaders create “a great meeting that not…
Mentoring is a great way to help younger or less-experienced employees acclimate to the organization and advance their careers. What can you do when there are too many mentees to work with individually? Consider mentoring a small group instead. The key is balancing individual needs and group activities. Here’s how you can do that: Prepare…
Lessons from the Workplace: Common sense leadership and practical management
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Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Lee Iacocca, automobile executive
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Bits & Pieces on Leadership: Leadership is the ability to make people want to follow willingly. Few individuals are born with strong leadership skills, but fortunately they can be learned. Bits & Pieces on Leadership is a concise, easy to read, collection of executive experience designed to help you benefit from the hard-won success of others.
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Losing someone dear to us is part of life. Yet how often when friends, relatives, or coworkers are struggling with someone’s passing are we unable to find the words to adequately express our sympathy or provide comfort? That’s why we created Coping With Loss: From Heartache to Healing.
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Exemplary leaders reward dissent. They encourage it. They understand that, whatever momentary discomfort they experience as a result of being told they might be wrong, it is more than offset by the fact that the information will help them make better decisions.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself, and the organization gets pulled up with you.
What is clear is that business leaders must commit to champion change—to be transparent about their goals for change to align, to align their incentive systems to drive the change, and to make sure their work environments are flexible in a way that allows men and women who choose work to be able to achieve all of their potential.
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
THOMAS B. MACAULAY
If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that angle as well as from your own.
I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.