For most of my life, through my late twenties, I was dancer. When I was about 14 I recall being in a dance class in which the teacher—she was my idol—asked us all to do a barrel turn. I had never done that jump and was […]
Who should you write up, who should you retain, and who should you groom for promotion? Growing companies eventually discover that they need a way to make more than just black and white distinctions between employees who are doing their job and those who should be fired for […]
Maybe the conversations you’ve had with colleagues, friends and associates haven’t been helping. That’s because hearing critical feedback is hard and uncomfortable. But, if you want to hone your skill and increase your results, it’s fundamental!
Becoming an improvement-seeking missile means […]
Like the world itself, every workplace has a mix of extroverts and introverts – people who are outspoken and vocal and those who don’t speak up, find group activities, impromptu presentations or being in a crowd uncomfortable. Recent research, including the excellent book by Susan Cain on the […]
We revere great coaches in our culture – whether in sports, politics or even business. But we almost never address what conditions allow a coach to thrive — that is, what condition must the person being coached generate in order to successfully gain value from a coach.
When we admire people for their productivity, their workout regimen or their figures, we often think that they must either have incredible willpower or tons more discipline than we have. After all, when we don’t meet our own targets for sales, or diets or organizational growth it […]