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Innovation & Change

How to Get Someone’s Attention (Without Being Annoying)

The leaves are changing, the coffee is spiced, and your emails remain unanswered. “Let’s circle back after the holidays” season is officially upon us. Ugh. Whether you’re in sales, heading up an internal project, or just trying to get some feedback from your boss, getting attention this time of.

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4 Tips to Make the Most of Your 1-1

Done well, 1-1 meetings can have a major impact on your work product, career trajectory, and overall happiness at work. Yet too often, 1-1 conversations are rushed, overly focused on deliverables-du-jour, or at worst, get postponed until there is “more space in the calendar.” Whether you’re the boss or.

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How to Recession-Proof Your Career

LinkedIn News reported today, “A clear majority of economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal now say they expect the U.S. to enter a recession within the next 12 months. The latest tally shows 63% predicting a recession in the next year, a big jump from July’s 49%.” If.

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How to Tell Someone They’re Wrong (And Not Have Them Hate You)

Early in my career, I worked in sales for a training company. At the end of the year, I was slated to present a big proposal to one of our customers. My presentation was full of new ideas and solutions for the upcoming year. I was pitching a robust.

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Re-Discover Your Potential with these 3 Mental Hacks

Children are inherent dreamers. They have imaginary friends, create new games, and change direction all the time, viewing the world as a place full of possibility. I watched my own children start a new “business” every weekend, from lemonade stands, to jewelry made from sticks, to “ice sculptures” (i.e..

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How High Performers Respond to Change

As you look back on how business has changed over and how people responded, it’s a pretty safe bet to say, the person who didn’t want to create an email address or get a website 20 years ago is probably not a CEO today. Like it or not, our.

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Why We’re Weird about Self-Promotion (And How to Get Over It)

A few weeks ago, I attended a professional development seminar. On the first day, the leader of the workshop asked the group – “How many people are guilty of underselling themselves?” 98% of the room raised their hand. Almost every single person in the room. Here’s the kicker: This.

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How to Give Feedback that Sticks

Whether your feedback is positive or constructive, giving feedback is an opportunity to make a difference in your organization and build deeper relationships with the people we work with. Yet, too often, we fire off a “good job!” email or “could be better” comment without taking a minute to.

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Is Your Company Headed for Trouble? Here Are 3 Red Flags to Look For

Is it just a weird vibe or is doom on the horizon? In the public eye, the downfall of an organization seems to happen quickly. Yet, behind closed doors, there are often clues that demise is imminent long before the trending LinkedIn story. I’ve been reading a new book-.

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How to Own a Failure (And Still Preserve Your Reputation)

Maybe it was small, maybe it was big. You messed up, and every time you think about it you start to cringe. And as much as you desperately want to sweep it under the rug, you know, you’re probably better off dealing with it. It helps to remind ourselves,.

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