Best-Practices Leadership

Striving to become rational

January 31, 2018

Even if people are not as rational as we’d hope, there are steps we can take to mitigate our biases. 

Partner up to spur breakthroughs

January 30, 2018

Almost all business leaders, even loners, recognize the benefits of collaboration. They realize that the best ideas come from group input, both inside and outside the organization. It took Procter & Gamble a long time to see the light. 

7 latest & greatest social tools

January 24, 2018

7 tools to check out.

Four big bad sales myths of 2018

January 12, 2018

My experience with a particularly friendly wolf, Micah, got me thinking about how, in sales, we sometimes constrain ourselves with limiting beliefs, or myths, and the New Year is the perfect time to debunk these falsities and rethink how you are going to approach sales in 2018.

Spark great ideas without fear

December 26, 2017

Innovation sputters when fear runs rampant. Managers may hype the importance of taking risks, only to chastise those who embark on bold but costly experiments.

Reinvigorate leadership with this out-of-the-box question

December 8, 2017
Although the spirited year-end holidays are long gone, I’m still hearing a festive jingle … except, this time the sound is coming from my dog’s tags. Eager myself for the mental exercise of calmly planning the upcoming workday, we step out into the early-morning world.

The future is now

December 5, 2017

Understand that our knowledge of disruptive technology is not really about what’s going to happen in the future. It’s happening now.

Influencing the world in a tiny way

December 1, 2017

Think emojis aren’t very important in the grand scheme of things? Consider Jessica Morrison’s view of them. She’s editor of Chemical and Engineering News and co-author of a plan to introduce nine new science-themed emojis to the existing 1300 Unicode-approved characters we all know better day after day.

6 ways to create and keep a top-notch leadership team

October 20, 2017
“The whole is better than the sum of its parts.” Aristotle said this an eon ago and it still holds true today. This is particularly important when putting together a high-functioning leadership team.

Does this shirt make me look unmotivated?

October 20, 2017
Q: When we’re up against a crunch deadline, our CEO tries to bolster our confidence by giving us a T-shirt with “YGT” on it. It stands for “You Got This.” I don’t need to be told I can tackle a tough challenge. I do need better support—more resources, more time, more cooperation from the CEO. Can I rip up my shirt?