In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
A goal, says business guru Ken Blanchard, is just a signpost on your
way to your ultimate destination. Once you’ve reached it, it fades from
importance. A vision, on the other hand:
Kelly Slater, the greatest surfer of all time, was kicking back,
basking in his celebrity and putting his private life in order a few
years ago when challenger Andy Irons came along and snatched the world
title away in 2002.
Nicole Alvino always knew that someday, she’d own her own business. An Enron employee with degrees in economics and Japanese, Alvino had
already planned on attending business school when the energy company
imploded, and her professors encouraged her to strike out on her own. She just needed an idea.
In the middle of negotiations over a demolition job last year, the
owner of Dole Food Co. suddenly chewed out his adversary, the 285-pound
founder of a wrecking company. “Mr. Griffin,” the 150-pound, 83- year-old David Murdock told the man, “you’re fat and you’re going to die.”
Heed the words of David Corderman, chief of the FBI’s Leadership Development Institute: “Leaders are born and made.”
Before you hire an executive coach, beware if he or she:
Without benefit of education or connections, Clarence Avant used
mentors to climb to the top of the pop music business … and then became
a mentor himself.
As a young man who lost his hearing in a motorcycle wreck, King Jordan
never dreamed he could become the head of anything. Even in 1988, when he became the first deaf president of Gallaudet
University, the world’s only liberal arts university for the deaf,
Jordan still wasn’t sure he’d succeed.
He led a life so large, it easily could have split into several full
lives. Here’s a taste of how Teddy Roosevelt led America into the 20th
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