Best-Practices Leadership

Lead with and through enthusiasm

February 13, 2020
Are you enthusiastic about your organization, its products or services, and your role as a manager and leader? Just as you set an example in your work, try setting one with your attitude.

Imagineering made easy

February 13, 2020
“What could have been” and “what might be” are not the usual stuff of business discussions. Yet giving your employees the opportunity to pursue these topics can lead to new insights and ideas. Try these scenarios and see what emerges.

Think stream, not income

January 9, 2020
Is your business working too hard for too little money? This anecdote may point you to a new line of thinking.

Could you be a polymath?

December 13, 2019
If you consider yourself to be regularly employing a variety of thinking styles, then you may be a polymath.

5 work ideals that are disappearing

November 20, 2019
The workplace is constantly changing—or should be changing—to adapt to new trends, technology and shifts in business. Jacob Morgan, a keynote speaker, author and futurist who focuses on the workplace, believes that the following old-school workplace ideals are on their way out.

The wisdom of improv training

November 7, 2019
What do comedy and business have in common? Plenty, as it turns out. Here are just a few shared principles useful in improv and work.

Where transformative ideas come from

November 7, 2019
Science author Steven Johnson writes books about the search for where ideas come from, how we make decisions and what the two pursuits have in common. Some takeaways from his recent conversation on the podcast “Clear + Vivid” with Alan Alda.

6 innovations that changed everything

October 10, 2019
In his book How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, Steven Johnson tells the story of history’s most intertwined, complex and crucial enterprises.

Tap an outsider for advice

October 1, 2019
You want advice or coaching from an industry expert you’ve never met. But how do you ask a complete stranger to help you?

Which meetings are worthwhile? A test

September 26, 2019
Here’s a revolutionary way to determine which meetings are truly worthwhile: Cancel all formal meetings for a month.