Pressed to the limits by his workload, Stephen Shapiro analyzed all the activities on his plate and found only a small percentage of them truly mattered. Within two weeks, he had reduced his weekly work hours from 110 to 20. What can be learned from this speaker and consultant’s example?
Jay Anders sought to change the way his company trained its 9,000 employees to grow into leaders. So he shifted its focus from traditional classroom seminars to self-directed resources.
Most CEOs do not tweet. Are they missing something? The pervasiveness of social media affords leaders a golden opportunity to connect directly with employees, customers and the public. Twitter offers a particularly easy and effective channel for executive outreach.
Deciding whether to trust an employee, contractor or partner, start from a position of unbiased clarity and don’t rely on one’s sterling reputation.
Learn from BP’s mistakes not to fall for your own advertising.
If you travel a lot and run up against airline delays and lost luggage, you may be able to get faster service via Twitter than by using a squirrelly airline app, calling or standing in line to rebook.
“We’re in an industry with 115% annual turnover,” says Brian Fielkow, president and CEO of Jetco Delivery. “Our raw number is about one-third of that.” How does he craft a culture than resonates with employees?
Just six days before the now-famous hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates, Captain Richard Phillips held a surprise security drill aboard his ship. He wanted to test his crew’s ability to defend against a pirate attack.
Inspire others by pursuing your passions outside of work as well as inside.
In the usual model, a consulting firm parachutes a team into a client company. There, consultants analyze tons of data, then share their recommendations with senior management. The team leaves and the relationship ends. Bill Bain flipped that model.