An authentic expression of gratitude for a great accomplishment can be hugely motivating. Best rewards are immediate, personalized and unexpected.
Interviewing job candidates is tough. You must sell them on what you have to offer and assess them on their suitability in a short time. These six practices will help you.
The two most significant factors affecting the success of a startup are timing and hiring. If you get either of them wrong, you fail. We all have weaknesses and strengths. You should hire for the strengths and then manage the weaknesses.
Integrity is a vital part of the culture and values of a company. Integrity is often mentioned as one of the most respectable aspects of human behavior. It is commonly agreed that it is not possible to achieve sustainable success without integrity. But what does integrity mean within a leadership context? What distinguishes behavior with integrity from the […]
Video 9: Want to increase innovation? Celebrate the failures! People will only innovate if failure does not cost them their reputation. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT How do you increase initiative and innovation in a team? Joyita has a very clear and simple rule for this. To increase innovation, lower the cost of failure. Let’s think about that […]
The bitter medicine of feedback is not about being nice or positive but about showing commitment and support. Giving feedback will succeed when the subject genuinely knows and believes that you are committed to their success. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT How do you give feedback to a colleague or team member? And remember, feedback when given nearly […]
The most difficult meeting to manage are ones where some attendees dial in, while most attend in person. The chairperson must walk a fine line of balancing the two groups. Topic suggested by Stanford visiting scholar Niina Nurmi. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT How do you run productive meetings, when you have attendees attending both in person and others […]
When you wake up in the morning, push yourself to be dissatisfied and highly ambitious. In the evening take the opposite tack. Forgive yourself all your failures and weaknesses.
Tell your customers: If you have bad news, tell me. If you have good news, tell the whole world!
I start the day by being dissatisfied and ambitious, and I end the day by accepting myself and being kind to myself. This allows me to sleep well, and the next morning I am ready to be tough on myself again.
To build up your own positive email reputation, make sure to respond quickly and with concrete actions or proposals to the emails you receive.
We learn most from those we work with. They make us the leaders we are. But what makes an effective team? Here is a list inspired by Peter Drucker’s eight practices for executives. What makes an effective executive team Great executive teams may be aggressive or conservative, intuitive or calculating, conflicted or harmonious. But every effective executive […]
The single most useful management advice are the eight practices of effective executives defined by Peter Drucker. The insights are so profound that he deserves a place among the most significant thinkers on leadership and management over the last 1,000 years. Drucker said: Great managers may be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. […]
“Great managers may be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. But every effective executive follows eight simple practices.” Peter Drucker
What should a fast growing tech company CEO read? Here are my recommendations. Read the books with thought and implement the insights thoroughly. Each book will save you a year of trial and error. Must read All Peter Drucker books and the article Managing Oneself Good to Great and all books by Jim Collins Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen The […]
We are all fish of essentially the same size and looks. Some swim in the front, others in the rear. A common vision and common values keep the fish together. When the whole school of fish moves in formation, the group is powerful, effective and protected. Every fish is needed; but no fish is irreplaceable.