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30 UNDER 30: INSIGHT FROM YOUNG STARS AND INNOVATORS

February 27, 2018

Forbes released their list of 30 Under 30 Class Of 2018: The Young Stars, Visionaries And Creative Disruptors.  These individuals are starting and running billion-dollar businesses, tackling social issues, and changing their industries.   As I studied their accomplishments and contributions, I learned they are shining examples of the leader I wrote about in Energized […]

FIVE TED TALKS TO WATCH TO OVERCOME FEAR AND MAKE THE CHANGE

February 5, 2018

Pushing to be one’s best is a commitment, and it involves continuous change. Change can be uncomfortable. Every day offers new challenges to effectiveness that require us to choose whether to improve or to entrench. Every new improvement opportunity presents us with the invitation to venture into unknown territory and push out of our comfort zone. How do we overcome our fears so we can seize new opportunities? These five TED talks offer insight into how we can take a leap and soar even higher.

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 […]