Tom was approaching 30 and he wanted to step off the treadmill, but to do what? He needed time to rethink his goals.
Tom and his wife, Elva, decided on a moratorium -- a time-out from responsibilities and commitments. They sold everything and bought a van. 'But you're giving up everything. ... What will you do when you come back?' everyone cried.
After driving throughout North America, they settled in a small town....
Note to readers: This is the fifth post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear Managing Millennials Q&A: Why Are Employees Late?about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships.
Each month I’ll tackle a question and provide some advice for managers and millennials (and millennial managers!). I hope the advice I share is helpful...
Does giving employees the freedom to do tasks in their own way actually decrease their productivity? Harvard Business School investigates.
In the interest of productivity, some organizations have a predetermined scheduling policy, requiring that tasks be completed in a particular order. For example, we’ve talked about citizen development a lot on the Fast Track, and low code application development may indeed be one o...
In a recent interview with highly respected Conversational Intelligence®, We-centric Leadership, Neuro-Innovation expert and Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coach winner, Judith Glaser, Judith asked me to share the advice Peter Drucker (Father of Modern Management) gave me about how to impact decision makers. You’ll find this great advice in the short excerpt from our interview below!
JG: Marshall, you had many opportuniti...
Being overlean could be your downfall. Why project management is not just for the big firms.
Shazir Mucklai is a startlingly young angel investor and adviser in disruptive startups. He currently runs a six-figure PR firm helping startups commercialize their products and launch their ideas. I say that he is startlingly young because according to his LinkedIn profile, he is still in college.
One of things I love about work...
When we talk about generational differences, it’s easy to fall into overly generalized stereotypes:
Baby Boomers are responsible. (Funny, they used to be called the “Me Generation.”)
Millennials are slackers. (Wait, wasn’t that Gen X?)
Gen Xers are neglected middle children. (Paging Jan Brady.)
Gen Zs march to their own drum. (Like…every generation before them?)
Stereotypes are sil...
“Ego is the invisible line item on every company’s profit and loss statement.”
—David Marcum and Steven Smith in egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability), Fireside, 2007
Nothing can be more debilitating in an organization than a leader with an ego. If you work for a leader driven by ego, your ability to cope can be pushed to the limit. In organizations, lead...
Six things you never want your colleagues to hear you say are:
I don’t care about you.
I don’t understand you.
You’re wasting my time.
All of the above.
And, when you fail at listening, you’re sending out every one of these very negative messages. It’s a wonder people ever talk to you again!
“My boss, co-worker, or direct report...
Gallup’s annual State of the American Workplace report is one of the largest treasure troves of employee satisfaction data in the world. I like going hunting, so I broke down some of the essential findings for you.
Gallup asked nearly 200,000 US employees their opinions on a variety of topics current transforming our workforces, including flextime, agile performance management, and matrixed teaming. Exactly how criti...
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Note to readers: This is the fourth post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships.
Each month I’ll tackle a question and provide some advice for managers and millennials (and millennial managers!). I hope the advice I share is help...