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You can show someone a better way to do something, but they will not adopt your approach until they trust you.
Never is this more true than when trying to lead peers. Colleagues may resent or even fear assistance from a peer. Peer-to-peer leadership is seldom easy, but it is not impossible.
Leading colleagues rests upon two principles: understanding need and delivering value.[…] Continue Reading »
This post is adapted from “Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life,” by Tom Rath (Silicon Guild, May 2015)
“If you want to make a difference — not just today, but for many years to come — you need to put your health and energy ahead of all else.”
Some of the most caring people also tend to be the least healthy.[…] Continue Reading »
There is no shortage of articles about the troubles at Yahoo, which today has its quarterly earnings announcement. The core problem is the lack of a “big idea” that would represent new consumer offerings or dramatic changes to existing products that would generate genuine consumer excitement.
Unfortunately, Yahoo has basically been following a “me-too” strategy. Facebook and Google went big into mobile ads, so Yahoo eventually announced its efforts in this area.[…] Continue Reading »
Have you ever put someone on a formal performance improvement plan?
- Yes, several times: 66%
- Once: 21%
- Never: 13%
PIPs are a challenge. People sometimes perform below standard and you’ll need to step up and put them on a PIP.[…] Continue Reading »