how well do you juggle?

Does it seem that in your personal and vocational life that it is a juggling act? We all fill so many different roles that sometimes it is hard to remember "which way is up"! This article on the Harvard Business Review site has some good recommendations to help you "juggle". One of my favorite quotes … Continue reading how well do you juggle?

the difference between inspired, engaged, and satisfied team members

Do you know the difference between inspired, engaged, and satisfied employees? Are you aware of the impact of the difference on their productivity? it is significant! Read the article by Eric Garton and Michael C. Mankins on HBR.org for some very interesting insights!    

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting – HBR

Some good points for you from HBR in this article on how to run better meeting. Click here to read the entire article, Seek input from team members. Select topics that affect the entire team. List agenda topics as questions the team needs to answer. Note whether the purpose of the topic is to share … Continue reading How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting – HBR

the power of co-leading

Co-leading seems to go against the culture of the individualist strain of celebrity CEO's and the myths that surround them, however, in reality none of us do anything alone. We need the help of others, we need their partnership to accomplish so much more that we can alone. I have had the privilege of co-leading … Continue reading the power of co-leading

cooperation vs. collaboration

"Collaboration: being fully assertive and fully cooperative - at the same time" - Ambassador Enterprises, LLC One thing I learned at AE was the value of collaboration and that it was often fiery and unpleasant; full of conflict with strong and intelligent people going at it over an idea. But the beautiful thing was that … Continue reading cooperation vs. collaboration

“Not Taking Risks Is the Riskiest Career Move of All” – Harvard Business Review

This is an excellent article from Harvard Business Review that illustrates how important it is for you to take responsibility for your career and job security. Here are the first two paragraphs from the article: Mark was a survivor. Until he was fired in 2012, six months shy of his 50thbirthday, he’d done everything right … Continue reading “Not Taking Risks Is the Riskiest Career Move of All” – Harvard Business Review

are you running productive meetings?

Meetings are a challenge to say the least. We need them (at least the right meetings) to do our work, but we do them so poorly that we mostly detest them! So often if feels like a no-win scenario. However, it doesn't have to be this way at all. Patrick Lencioni has a great book out … Continue reading are you running productive meetings?

internal motivation is more important than external motivators for leaders

Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead is an excellent article on the Harvard Business Review website. In a study, over 10,000 Army officers were tracked from their entrance into West Point until well into their careers. The findings were surprising. Read the following paragraph from the article:  "As one might predict, we found that … Continue reading internal motivation is more important than external motivators for leaders

things are changing in the boardroom

The Harvard Business Review website has an excellent article on Boards, The Boardroom’s Quiet Revolution, that will be well worth your while to read if you are involved with boards. While aimed at for-profit boards, the principles apply to non-profit boards as well in my opinion. Following is the executive summary: In the past 10 years, … Continue reading things are changing in the boardroom

“To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home” – Harvard Business Review

"To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home" - Harvard Business ReviewNicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang, who is also a cofounder of the Chinese travel website Ctrip, gave the staff at Ctrip’s call center the opportunity to volunteer to work from home for nine months. Half the volunteers were allowed to telecommute; … Continue reading “To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home” – Harvard Business Review