The word amateur has gotten a bad rap, so often used to describe ineptitude compared with the focused efforts of the professional. But the root of the word comes from the Latin amare, to love. So, what if we rethink and reimagine our association with the word “amateur” and conjure up images of Olympians, a group of skilled and powerful individuals who strive for greatness purely for the love of their sport and pride in their respective cultures. Read More
Whether you’re running a startup or trying to keep up with a team of 10,000 employees, balancing leadership and culture can be difficult. That’s why so many of us are writing about our experiences and thoughts. In order to keep up with all of the great content that’s out there, we decided to put together a reading list for the month of November. And hey, we thought you might want to check it out too!
Originally published on JamesClear.com
We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.
And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and actionable goal. At least, this is how I approached my life until recently. I would set goals for classes I took, for weights that I wanted to lift in the gym, and for clients I wanted in my business. Read More
The workplace is evolving quickly and steadily. Not just in its physical attributes but right down to its genetic code — the people, doing and running things. A new generation of talent has emerged, with values and desires that are fundamentally different than those of their predecessors. Read More
Late last year, I had an eye-opening experience while visiting a high-tech industry client.
Their office space is very cool. At first glance, it’s exactly what we expect from organizations with edgy, innovative brand personalities. But on second thought, something seemed to be missing. Read More
Survival of the fittest, that’s what evolution has dictated since the beginning of time. When it comes to your company culture, workplace mentality and approach to business values, survival of the fittest still applies. Don’t use inertia as an excuse to carry on traditions that can’t keep up with the changing landscapes. Read More
According to Tony Schwartz in The Power of Full Engagement, committing time without also investing energy doesn’t yield much return for anyone. Have you ever had the experience of talking with someone who was there but not really there? Regardless of our ambitions, we all have those days where our mind and body are just demanding you curl up and doze off rather than tackle that latest report or finish replying to another e-mail. Read More
Guest post by Paul De Joe, CEO at Ecquire.
My hometown of Youngstown, Ohio once proudly “produced the steel that helped the Union win the War”, but is better known today as “The World’s 3rd Most Corrupt City”. The 2011 Census established Youngstown as the US city with the lowest median income for its size. And In the late 50′s, Youngstown was so identified with gangland slayings that the phrase “Youngstown tune-up” became a nationally popular term for a car-bombing.
This post was originally published on Forbes
Are you doing your job as a leader, or are you hampering your employees’ abilities through misdirected delegation? Should you step down in order for the company to step up? Are you aware of your individual impact on the bigger picture? Read More
You’ve probably heard that when it comes to leading a team, a little praise can go a really long way. Experts are telling us that employees are hungry for recognition and appreciation. Encouraging words and pats on the back are the greatest motivating factor, and managers who don’t give enough praise won’t get the kind of results expected of them. We hear it over and over.
But here’s the problem: most managers have some room for improvement when it comes to praising employees. See, you can’t just go around giving praise to employees like a little league coach talking to his 8-year old players. Read More