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PRIORITIZATION OVER PROCRASTINATION

January 22, 2018

As the new year begins, many of us find ourselves rushed and overscheduled.  And, it can be tempting to turn to procrastination for comfort.   No time management technique will work if we continually put things off. Procrastination is a bad habit and a clear sign that our time is not being managed well. Performance […]

TEACH THEM TO YEARN FOR THE VAST AND ENDLESS SEA

December 5, 2017

Transformational leadership can be summed up in these words from French writer, poet, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery: If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

NEW FROM UBER: WE MAKE BIG BOLD BETS

November 17, 2017

Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has been on the job for two months, and he is clearly a leader in motion. He’s wasted no time getting to the heart of it all – company culture.   Khosrowshahi recently posted Uber’s new values, or “cultural norms” as he calls them in his post on LinkedIn. He […]

KICKING THE HABIT

October 11, 2017

With a change in attitude, we can kick bad habits, including one of the most insidious habits of all: the modern stress habit. The modern habit of stress harms us in many ways. It undermines the capacity of leaders to be alert, flexible, and responsive. To kick any habit, we must cultivate conscious behavioral shifts. […]

A MORNING IN THE LIFE OF A HIGH IMPACT LEADER

September 27, 2017

We’re all given the same 24 hours in a day, how do top leaders allocate theirs?   Time management expert Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, studied the practices of high achieving individuals and found that their morning routine was key.  Vanderkam writes:   “If you wait until the […]

3 WAYS TO HELP EMPLOYEES BE A GOOD FIT WITH YOUR COMPANY

August 29, 2017

Great employers understand what it means to match people with job demands, with their coworkers, and with the organization itself. With this knowledge, organizations build compatibility between individuals and the work environment. Research shows that the better the fit, the better the performance.   Fit with Job Many people are in jobs they loved two […]

LEAP

August 15, 2017

We’re pleased to share our new 3-minute animated video about Leadership Effectiveness And Potential (LEAP). https://vimeo.com/transformationsystems/leap

ONE SKILL EFFECTIVE LEADERS SHARE

July 19, 2017

Of all the habits I’ve observed, listening is one of the most valuable skills of a masterful leader, along with simply being quiet. Breakthroughs at meetings cannot occur if a leader is talking nonstop. Resolutions among smart people who are passionate about their work cannot occur if they don’t all have a way to voice […]

SECRET OF A $27 BILLION CEO

June 20, 2017

When one of the youngest major restaurant CEOs in history takes the value of a brand from $9 billion to $27 billion, we all want to know his leadership secrets.   Daniel Schwartz, Restaurant Brands International CEO, took over Burger King when he was just 32 years old. In just the last year, the company’s […]

10 QUESTIONS EFFECTIVE LEADERS ASK

June 7, 2017

Great leaders strive to create an environment where people frequently smile, exhibit happiness, and show an abundance of energy. An environment where any redundancy, waste, and abuse that may exist become easier to discover, measure, monitor, and eradicate. These leaders are faster in adopting new and innovative technologies. They motivate their teams to be engaged […]