Month: February 2020

Why The Best Resource For Building Your Team Is Your Manager

  As the external environment changes based on technology and globalization, it also forces the internal environment within companies to change. It must, for if companies don’t adapt they stop competing and become irrelevant. It’s that simple — yet also that complex. In order to remain competitive, companies are finally — FINALLY! — realizing that …

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Leadership Lessons From Extreme Hardship: The Ernest Shackleton Saga

  Leadership is a long game. That’s what the story of Ernest Shackleton demonstrates through his heroic attempt to trek across Antarctica in the early 1900s. Why anybody would want to punish themselves like that is beyond me, but hey, I’m not one to judge. In my book Navigating Chaos (download a free chapter here) I shared the concept of organizational fitness, which …

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#59 Interview With Professor, Author and Global Leadership Coach Alexandra Michel On Why You Want To Become Bullish On Uncertainty

Don’t miss this episode! Today Jeff talks with Alexandra Michel about her research surrounding uncertainty and how amplifying uncertainty (rather than reducing it) actually leads to better long-term performance. REALLY fascinating stuff! Professor Alexandra Michel is an expert in leadership development and coaching for CEOs, presidents, board members, and high-potential business unit leaders. She has both ivy-league academic training …

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How To Build Trust in the Workplace

If you want to build trust, look at what great teams do and how they succeed, and you see that it all boils down to how an ordinary group of individuals works together in an extraordinary manner. How do they do it? Because of who they are (character), what they can do (competence), and the shared purpose that unites them—their why. Personal drive, enthusiasm, and …

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Part I: Lifelong Learning–How NOT to be Stupid

Lifelong Learning Continual learning is paramount to the perpetuity of any organization, and lifelong learners are constantly investigating and seeking new innovative ideas and trends inside and outside their own fields (Schraeder, Freeman, & Durham, 2007). Knowledge seekers exhibit systemic thinking that allows them to see the interconnections between life roles and suspend their assumptions …

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