For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in every decision, two forces are loudly asserting their dominance: creativity and profitability.
Just as teachers need data to most effectively support students, instructional coaches need data to support their teachers. We recently spoke with Paola Valdivia, Manager of Teacher Leadership Development (MTLD) in Teach ...
(FREE DOWNLOAD from Amazon on June 25 and 26 only!) The co-author of "Enlightened Leadership: Getting to the Heart of Change," has a new perspective in 2013 after 25 years of teaching and researching the subject.
Now is the time for directly shifting the consciousness of leaders in ways that provides breakthrough performance for their organizations and benefits everyone. For the first time in the history of the planet, this is achievable, and this book tells you how.
Imagine this totally made up and totally arbitrary situation:
You’ve just gotten the biggest, most challenging assignment of your career. You’ve been handed an under-performing division in your organization and your job is to turn it around. Fast. The pressure for immediate, tangible results is intense. You do not want to fail at this assignment.
CMSWire Collaboration Style is a Question of Organizational DNA CMSWire In my work I see that there are as many views of “collaboration” as there are companies — some companies are simply content with email, some approach collaboration as a project...
Seven Questions You Need To Ask To Increase Your Leadership Potential Forbes As a sneak preview for my upcoming book Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, here are the seven...
We start out in life thinking that we're awesome. We can dance in public as 5-year-olds and not care what others think of us. By the time we're adults, that's driven out of us. We doubt, judge, and criticize ourselves as we strive for happiness.
A lot of people search for ways to find happiness, but I’ve found the idea of contentment to be more important than happiness. Why contentment over happiness? A couple of important reasons:
Happiness can go up or down each day (or moment), but contentment is something more stable. We tend to seek to increase happiness by adding things (food, excitement, a warm bath, time with a loved one) but contentment is a skill that allows you to subtract things and still be content.
Contentment can actually be a good place to start as you make changes (changes and contentment might seem paradoxical to some, but hear me out).
What separates a truly great coach, from a good one?
Any well trained coach can get good results for their clients. However some coaches seem to be truly “gifted” and can take their clients to a whole new level. These great coaches are often trained to the same level as the average “good” coach, so what is it that gives them this edge of mastery? The things that make a good coach a great one, are intuition and the courage to use it!
"German psychoanalyst Eric Fromm said, “The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.”
Everyone I have ever known — I take that back — every likableperson I have ever known in this world has admitted to periods of sheer insecurity. They looked at themselves from the perspective of someone else — perhaps a person with no appreciation of their talents, personality traits, abilities—and judged themselves unfairly according to the perverted view."