Steve Jobs and Bill Gates The irony of this blog post is that I’m writing it from Redmond, Washington where I’m working on a large project for Microsoft. I respect Microsoft as an organization. And I deeply respect Bill Gates. But I never loved any of the many PCs I’ve owned. And I love my [...]
Nothing stays the same for long today, and leaders need to adapt quickly, nimbly, and responsibly — while keeping an eye on both the business and their team. This type of change requires not only making the changes themselves, but also tending the process of change for those around them. Being the most effective leader [...]
She made the leap necessary to recognize that how others perceived her at work would trump any of her good intentions. This was a pivotal shift. Every once in a while life kicks our butt. The Proverbial Wake-Up Call comes, and it’s usually when we least expect it. How we choose to handle the jolt is [...]
I was so inspired last week by a group of managers attending a workshop Jake Brewer and I did on the topic of employee engagement. Jake brought the content expertise; I brought the linkages between employee engagement and great corporate cultures. What was most satisfying was seeing this group realize its own power. They came [...]
I was interviewed recently for a British publication about leading virtual teams. It wasn’t until the author (a friend and colleague) asked me about it that I realized I have a lot of experience in this area, and a lot of opinions. Here are some highlights of what I think is most important to keep [...]
Culturally diverse teams are increasingly the glue that joins the globe-spanning operations of large, multi-national organizations. When things go sour, however, multicultural teams can become expensive and unproductive hotbeds of frustration. How do you build a better team?
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