In 10 years, over 40 percent of the Fortune 500 will no longer be around. By 2020, more than three fourths of the S&P 500 will be organizations that we have not heard of yet. Predictions like these are common these days. What if they turn out to be correct?
Thought to Ponder Life is more scenic on the high road! Be quick to accept responsibility for the part you have played in damaging trust in a relationship. Remember, the greatest gift anyone can ever give you is not their time, energy, or effort, but their trust. So do everything in your power to deserve it and to preserve it.
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This is a great post. We also need to have patience when the other person isn't immediately ready to believe our change. It may take time for the trust to be built back up. Be patient and continue building the relationship. Onward!
In a university commencement address several years ago, Brian Dyson, then CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, spoke of how we should prioritize our commitments:
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit – and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same.
Extroverts! Your Inner Introvert Is A Key To Excellent Leadership Forbes The CEO of a major multinational came to my CEO Insights class and told us that, as an introverted leader, he had to put on his “game face” whenever he left his floor.
Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well. So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →
As a young father, my mother frequently said to me, "Your children more attention pay to what you do than what you say." She also repeatedly said that if you "set the example, you won't need to make many rules." Later in life I heard someone else say that rules without a relationship lead to rebellion. I believe the statements my mother made, combined with the other one, can lay the basis for a marvelous relationship and the raising of positive, morally sound, successful youngsters in our racist, sexist, and violent society of today.
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here. Cheryl Conner has also interviewed Amy Morin in a Forbes video chat that expands on this article here. For all the time executives spend [...]
Dani shares her personal coping techniques on how to respond to situations that push all your buttons
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There is one thing you can control, which is your response to others. Reacting, overreacting or letting it fester are not great methods of response. If this is your method of coping with hurt and offense, trust me, you need a new one! Repeating the cycle of offense only intensifies each time you are provoked.
How to reduce the pain associated with distressing experiences
Ozlem Ayduk from the University of California and Ethan Kross from the University of Michigan conducted a fascinating series of studies which investigated the factors that distinguish adaptive from maladaptive self-reflection (read about the surprising dangers of brooding here). They discovered that the perspective via which we recall an experience determines how much pain its memory evokes.
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"When we replay and analyze painful experiences in our minds, our natural tendency is to do so from a first-person or self-immersed perspective—where we see the scene unfolding through our own eyes. Using this perspective usually elicits significant emotional pain as it is makes us relive the experience. Ayduk and Krosss had participants replay emotionally painful memories from a third-person perspective—which involves visualizing ourselves within the scene as if we were watching it from the perspective of an outside observer."
Leaders love making things happen. We love to challenge existing boundaries and attack the status quo. We make our living creating the future. What happens when you encounter a situation in which there’s nothing you can do? This out of control feeling comes in all shapes and sizes – maybe you’ve been blind-sided by a » Read More
I spent 9 days in Cuba last month. Many stories to tell. Yes, I engaged in some of the expected activities. Strolled through Havana Vieja, retracing Ernest
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" Authenticity. Transparency. Positivity. New Leadership Styles.
Beautiful words. And often reduced to instant clichés.
I wondered, of course – what do these words mean in a Cuban context? More importantly, what do these words mean when we all toss them about, as we do in our business lives, day in and day out?
4. Boldly Invoke Meaning
We have collectively translated. We have drilled down. Created context. Great. So why the heck does any of it matter? Great leaders know that all of us yearn for meaning. When our leadership language is carefully considered, the meaning we discover is earned. It resonates deeply. It sings in our souls.
Leadership lesson #4: Great leaders are in the eye of the beholder (as Marge Schiller so beautiful shows in her book “Appreciative Leaders: In the Eye of the Beholder”). The common thread is that they all invoke meaning for those they lead. They invoke meaning that resonates. That’s where leadership has the power to change the world.
Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of success. How can you make the best case for what you want
Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86, but the great American writer and poet left behind a body of work that ranks among the greatest in world literature. Even when she did not put pen to paper, her words during interviews were equally as powerful. Below are a few of her most memorable quotes.
1. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” Source: USA Today
2. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Source: Maya Angelou Facebook Page