Best-Practices Leadership

4 ways you’re sabotaging diversity efforts in the workplace

April 11, 2018
Let’s say your organization is ready to further embrace diversity by committing resources to recruiting and retaining a more diverse talent pool. And yet, you don’t see a shift in your ability to retain diverse talent and there’s a persistent barrier to promoting marginalized groups to the top levels of leadership. Let’s ask ourselves what might be missing.

All I need to know about leadership I learned from the Super Bowl

February 9, 2018

Here’s what I learned from the game and its trimmings that I can put to use in my quest to be a better leader.

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.