A few years ago, when I was teaching at Yale, I made an announcement to my class. I said that I was going to have to cancel office hours that day because I was dealing with some personal issues and a friend was coming up to help me sort through them.
Tamara, a senior HR executive was concerned. She had just received a call from an SVP, Alim. Alim was an influential leader. He opened the call with, “the coaching isn’t working. Jennifer behaved badly in a meeting. There have been several complaints.”
I’ve been writing a lot about screw-ups lately (mostly mine). This week brings a little reprieve in order to focus on sales mastery. Don’t worry, there are more screw-ups in the queue.
The new year is often a time of natural reflection. If we’re fortunate, the holidays have provided us the space to decompress. The start of the new year often causes us to take stock in our current direction and assess if we’re making progress towards our broader goals, both in our personal lives and our careers.
Strong leaders will place themselves at the helm and provide their people with the guidance they need to thrive through change, uncertainty, and an unpredictable future. As our way of looking out for the health and wellness of you and your team, we have put together several resources to assist you.
Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, says it took him years to learn what really mattered at work and how to create that kind of workplace culture.
A wealth of research shows that female leaders, much more than their male counterparts, face the need to be warm and nice (what society traditionally expects from women), as well as competent or tough (what society traditionally expects from men and leaders).
Former Marine Corps lieutenant Drew Humphreys knows a thing or two about leadership. Before joining the business world, he was a platoon commander in Afghanistan, in charge of 36 Marines fighting the Taliban and maintaining a vital supply route through Helmand Province.