It’s been over 10 years since the dismal results of the Gallup employee engagement study were first reported by Marcus Buckingham. Since then, the term “employee engagement” has become common place. With such a strong focus on its importance and over a decade to address the issues, it would be reasonable to expect . . . → Read More: First Engage Yourself: 7 Ways to Increase Your Own Engagement and Satisfaction
This summer I was fortunate to attend the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Berrett-Koehler Publishers, the publisher of the book I co-authored with Ken Blanchard Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision. The mission of Berrett-Koehler is “to create a world that works for all.”
Some of the most respected thought-leaders in the . . . → Read More: Are You Creating Our Future or Just Trying to Survive?
Over the last few decades, studies in neuroscience have shown that we can actually physically rewire our brains. We can change the “default network” we were born with, the one that ensured the survival of our primitive ancestors who lived in a very different world.
Our “fight-flight” reaction and strong memory for painful experiences . . . → Read More: 7 Ways to ReWire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader
How many times have you heard, “It’s better to give than receive?” It’s so ingrained in our culture, we don’t even question it.
If you are in a leadership role, chances are you believe this wholeheartedly. Which means you also probably believe you should
always be competent,
never make mistakes,
. . . → Read More: It’s Easier to Give Than to Receive, But Not Necessarily Better
In my last post, Dig Below Your Dreams to Discover Your Vision, I discussed why it is important to re-connect with your dreams. If you’re not clear about what you really want, you are likely to set goals that will not be truly satisfying once accomplished.
We need to dig below the surface because as . . . → Read More: 3 Activities to (re)Discover Your Vision
Your vision arises from your hopes and dreams. If you’re not clear about what you really want, you are likely to set goals that will not be truly satisfying once accomplished.
Look below the surface to find the roots of your dreams. You might find that what you thought you wanted is actually a . . . → Read More: Dig Below Your Dreams to Discover Your Vision
If your vision is only about yourself, you are too narrowly focused.
If you take only from your environment and contribute nothing in return, you are harming that which supports you. In fact, that’s the definition of a parasite. And ultimately you are harming yourself.
Your vision needs to include the larger context in . . . → Read More: If Your Vision Is Only About Yourself, You Are Too Narrowly Focused
This is a lovely week – the last week of the year. The darkest week of the year, here in the northern hemisphere. If we pay attention, we can’t help but pause.
What does any great athlete do before they…
…. dive into the water
…. throw the discus
…. grab the rings
They . . . → Read More: Before you begin, pause…
If you do what you love for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life. ~anonymous
An appealing thought, if it means living an integrated life. However…there’s a big difference between living an integrated life and being consumed by work.
No one has yet said they want . . . → Read More: Hang Your Work in a Tree Tonight