How can you lead a team at a distance, when leadership happens in the moment and in the place? You do it by taking the moment and the place into the online digital world. Here is how.
Focus is vital for success, but visionary entrepreneurs are easily distracted. Here are four ways to help you keep in focus: 1. Have someone remind you of priorities. 2. Think why you do each routine and what priority it belongs to. 3. Start your day with the most important and difficult tasks. 4. Make plans that help structure your work.
The purpose of management is to make individual weaknesses irrelevant. This is the power of an excellent management team.
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.
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.
“Great managers may be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. But every effective executive follows eight simple practices.” Peter Drucker
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.