Leadership skills come under pressure in trying times. Whether your company is going through…
I was having coffee with a new acquaintance, “Jen,” who just happens to be one of the most successful business women I’ve ever met. I was sharing one of my crazy manifesting stories when Jen leaned into me, as if she was about to share some juicy bit of gossip and said “Sandy, you have got such big balls and that’s why you get everything you want in business and in life.”
In the current climate, you may fear for your job and your livelihood. Rob “Waldo” Waldman has been in a climate where he feared for his life. The message he is sharing these days is that valuable lessons can cross over from his situation to yours.
Dr. Charles Pellerin, Former Director of Astrophysics NASA, and author of “How NASA Builds Teams,” talks about the Hubble Space Telescope, a flawed mirror, what story-lines mean and shares his insight on the future of space program.
Our employees just do not get it. They do not take responsibility. They lack passion. They do not follow through… The list goes on. Teflon leaders are blame-stormers of the first order.
Sometimes motivation is a problem. It’s hard to get going. To get inspired. Especially when there is an overabundance of negative news or negativity in your work environment. When the problem is motivation, you need some time-tested tools to help you get going.
I will always remember occurred early on in my career – a short, but intense conversation with Robert Rubin who at the time was co-chairman and co-senior partner of the firm along with Stephen Friedman. Bob Rubin ascended to his leadership position at Goldman by …
We’re facing the most sweeping change to health care since Medicare was enacted back in the 1960s. The Patient Protection Act, now signed into law, fundamentally alters the healthcare landscape for all its stakeholders. Now is the time for hospitals and other healthcare providers to start implementing changes in the way they do business.
Interview with author and New York Times Columnist Gail Collins who shares her insight on leadership, women and how one “twist” can make all the difference in the world.
What do you do when your boss violates virtually every principle of leadership communications? And talks to you like you’re an alien?
Two minutes passed since we had changed radio frequencies and I still hadn’t heard from my wingmen. My flight lead still had not checked me in. Was there a problem I didn’t know about? Did I turn to the right frequency? Was my radio broken? We were approaching the enemy’s border and I was getting nervous.
The right FIVE words are more powerful than five thousand. It’s more important than ever to tell your story—you just have to say it in a couple sentences or less. An interview by Nettie Hartsock with Bill Schley, author of “Why Johnny Can’t Brand” and “Micro-Script Rules”
For a fighter pilot in combat, speed is everything. It improves maneuverability, allows faster target engagement, and it can be ‘converted’ to a higher altitude for better situational awareness of the battlefield. By combat-decorated fighter pilot and best-selling author Waldo Waldman.
Unmotivated employees have rightly been called “the black holes of the business universe.” Fortunately, motivation is not something a person is born with or without. Applying these Ten Commandments can go a long way to helping existing employees find their motivation.
When a person is confronted with some significant event or experience that is believed to be both important and uncertain they may feel anxious. This anxiety-generating situation may be one that is filled with possibility and opportunity, or danger and threat. Either way, anxiety almost always develops when there is significant opportunity – or danger
How do talented teams of people successfully work together? Here’s a “little story” about a talented group of people, all stimulating and elevating each other to levels of performance and degrees of excellence that they might never otherwise have achieved, which took a “little story” that was just “ok” to legendary heights.
John Perkins has seen the signs of today’s economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses across the landscape are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once confined only to the third world, that have now sent the United States—and in fact the entire planet—spiraling toward disaster