Whenever an organization rolls out a major change, clarity and alignment are essential. Without those two things all the best intentions amount to little more than heartburn and headaches. As a leader responsible for a large company, I have experienced the difficulty of getting clarity and creating alignment with my team. In one instance, we […]
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Every successful leader wants to be a “game-changer.” Here are five strategies for changing the momentum on your team—instantly.
Why do leaders exist? This is perhaps one of the most simple yet profound questions we can ask about leadership. Oddly, I am not sure I have ever heard anyone address it.
The TSA is suffering a backlash in the court of public opinion. This entire mess was largely avoidable. How? Through a better executed communications strategy.
Social media have created a shift. According to author Charlene Li, it is creating a culture of sharing. If this is true, then the only way to succeed is to share more.
I have a confession to make. Until about eight years ago, I didn’t floss. In fact, I hadn’t been to the dentist in a decade. My last experience had been so negative, that I just kept finding excuses to procrastinate.
Change is difficult for most organizations. It is made even more difficult when leaders resist it. It is my observation that leaders have either one of two postures when it comes to change. This makes all the difference in terms of the outcome. Let me explain.
Why is it is so difficult to change? Whether it is our personal lives, our organizations, or our communities, real and lasting change is difficult. According to Chip and Dan Heath, the primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains. In their new book, Switch, they explain this conflict and, more importantly, how to overcome it to create the outcomes you want. In a moment, I will tell you how to get a free copy of this book.
Leaders exist for the sake of creating shift. This is their primary work. If you are happy with the status quo, you don’t need a leader. But the moment you want something to change—to shift—that’s when you need to bring in a leader.
Last weekend, I ran across a new version of “Did You Know?” (4.0). It is a video produced for the Economist’s Third Annual Media Convergence Forum in New York City on October 20–21, 2009. I was so impressed by the video, that I embedded a high-res version of it in my Leadership 2.0 Seminar, which I presented on Tuesday in San Diego.