Persuasion or Manipulation?

  • October 27, 2016

Persuasion is not manipulation. If a connection between those words crosses your mind, it is time to eradicate it — and my goal in this short post is to help you...

How Google’s decision-making works

  • August 16, 2016

Eric Schmidt joined Google as its CEO in 2001. Even though the company was already a smashing success, he knew his job wouldn’t be easy. Schmidt, 61, understood...

Is your leadership style NFL or NBA?

  • June 30, 2016

Sports commentator Mike Pesca, in considering how Adam Silver of the National Basketball Association and Roger Goodell of the National Football League run their...

How to work toward a promotion

  • March 22, 2016

Wanting a promotion and earning a promotion are two different things. However, earning a promotion isn’t as hard as everyone perceives.

The Biggest Barriers to Team Innovation

  • March 14, 2016

Most leaders profess to want innovative teams. And, while I believe that is what they want, they don’t necessarily act as if that goal is important to them. Not...

CEOs: Tear down those walls

  • February 27, 2016

As president of Aon Risk Services, Ted Devine ran a company with $5 billion in annual revenue and 28,000 employees. Yet, despite his prestigious post, he had career...

The Myth of Work/Life Balance

  • February 16, 2016

Everyone seems to be seeking work/life balance. And no one seems to desire this more than leaders, managers and supervisors. I doubt there is a person who reads these...

7 secrets of success

  • November 30, 2015

Success coach Robin Sharma counsels some of the most prosperous people in business. Here are seven of their secrets.

5 keys to gain a competitive advantage

  • November 30, 2015

In the 1970s, executives favored a technique called SWOT analysis to think strategically. But SWOT is now outdated, and there's a more reliable way to devise strategy.