In this podcast episode I talk about thinking bigger. I provide a seven-step formula for learning this important skill.
Imagine the possibilities. Write down your dream. Connect with what is at stake. Outline what would have to be true. Decide what you can do to affect the outcome. Determine when this will happen. Review your goals daily.
Anyone who has developed and implemented programs requiring manager coaching knows full well how difficult it can be to get and sustain the needed level of involvement. Many times coaches start out full of enthusiasm only to have that enthusiasm fizzle out part way through. This, of course results in the fizzling out of learner effort as well causing the program to, at best, not produce all the results desired and, at worst, fail altogether. More importantly, however, it gives a very clear message to learners that managers do not consider learning particularly important.
There is a large body of work concerning the way women's communication style differs from that of men and vice versa. For example, there is research suggesting that females downplay their certainty, while males downplay their doubts.
Someone needs what you know. Someone knows what you need. Horsesmouth is the social network for informal mentoring, where everyone can give and gain. You can search for a mentor, be a mentor, or simply browse the inspirational profiles and stories on the site. It's safe and it's free...
So, by our title you can assume that we mean the vast majority of PDPs don't achieve anything, quite right. In my experience most PDPs end up as highly aspirational, one-sided documents which do little to move anything forward.
Have you ever wondered why you hit it off with some people immediately, while with others it's like oil and water? That's because there are four primary behavioral styles, each with a very distinct and predictable pattern of observable behavior. Once you understand these patterns, you have the key to unlock your ability to get along with nearly anyone.
The social styles link will you identy your preferred style, those around you.
Whenever I try to conjure up what innovation looks like, the same slideshow of images clicks across my mind: that photo of Einstein with his tongue sticking out, Edison with his light bulb, Steve Jobs onstage in his black turtleneck, introducing...
Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson's HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion.
Here are some pointers to help you focus on the things that matter
Low self-esteem takes a huge toll on interpersonal communication. Not having the courage to express your ideas (because you believe they're not worthy), could send a different message than the one you want to project.