50% of leaders believe that they had to ignore life balance to achieve success. In the 19th and early 20th century, the sun never set on the British Empire. Today, the same could be said for many companies. Clients of mine wake up for a call with their boss who is based in China, while […]
Category: Peak Performance
You have your limits. You believe you know what they are, and you likely adhere to them. But what if you are limiting yourself with either your belief system or your biological system? What if you’ve misjudged your limits? Have you tried pushing past your limits recently? Pushing Past Your Limits Julie Moss was a […]
Do you ever become disproportionately mad at another person? You may chalk that up to the channeling of a full day of frustrating events, but it may also be because you’re repressing or suppressing a part of yourself.
The CDC today reported a national outbreak of Busyness Syndrome across the United States. Leaders in all walks of life are asked to stay home, stay attuned to familiar needs, play with the kids, and walk the dog. The underlying cause of the disease is said to be lack of vulnerability. If left unchecked, Busyness […]
He was brilliant and rich beyond measure, but also moody. He suffered from massive highs and dismal lows. The suffering was so great that King Solomon requested his most trusted minister, Benaiah ben Yehoyada, find a magical ring that would temper his moods–something to make a sad man happy and a happy man sad. Solomon considered […]
Animation has given us more than great entertainment; it has given us remarkable leadership lessons. In Toy Story we are given a surprising leadership lesson by Slinky Dog. Slinky Dog is the head, feet, and tail end of a dog with the body made of Slinky. Imagine for a moment that you as the leader […]
Job satisfaction can be increased by adapting the Motivation-Hygiene Theory both personally and organizationally. This explains how you can love and hate your job at the same time.
Becoming a Leader: Challenge #10–Get 360° Feedback We have touched on using criticism to the best of your ability and improving your reaction to criticism. Sometimes it’s important to seek out criticism–and not just from the same old sources. If you’re serious about improving your self-awareness and Emotional Intelligence, get a 360. 360° feedback allows […]
Becoming a Leader: Challenge #8–Encourage Dissent During a period in the late 1990′s, Korean Air had more plane crashes than any other airline in the world. Yet, their pilots (and co-pilots) were impeccably trained. So, why the rash of crashes? Ultimately it was determined that a culture that didn’t honor dissent, but rather honored a rigid hierarchical […]
Becoming a Leader: Challenge #7–Engage Your Audience Words often stand alone. But words are usually more compelling when they’re spoken aloud and accompanied by something that engages the audience visually–whether it be graphs, pictures, or simply hand gestures and physical expressions. The words of Dr. Martin Luther King in his “I have a dream” speech, […]
Becoming a Leader: Challenge #6–Own up to Mistakes Leaders are not expected to not make mistakes. Nobody is. And, yet, mistakes happen. While we can’t completely prevent mistakes from happening, we can learn from them and learn how to limit them. The first step in the learning process is a critical one: owning up to […]