Charisma is usually thought of as presence, charm, and/or having a personality that inspires others. It has always seemed to me that when someone is inspired – themselves – by something and then shares that in a sincere, authentic way that they appear to be “charismatic” and inspirational. My advice has always been “If you want to inspire others, first be inspired … [Read more...] about Learning Charisma?
“Thinking outside of the box” is a difficult thing to do – especially when you have been ingrained within an organization or industry for many years. Following are a few techniques to help us all “think different” which are from a recent article in Harvard Business Review.* They are designed to help us identify possible strategic opportunities we had not seen before. 1. … [Read more...] about Strategic Creativity
You might think this is odd, but a couple of years ago I started to have chats with my 95 year-old self. It is especially odd when you consider that I may not even live to be 95 years old! Basically, I ask my 95 year-old self for advice. After all, everything I do directly impacts him. We are aligned on the goal to maximize our joy, fulfillment and contribution we … [Read more...] about Advice from My 95 Year-Old Self
Can you count the number of times that someone gave you feedback that was not helpful? I know, you can’t count that high. Guess what, maybe people you have managed feel the same way. A recent article in Harvard Business Review* provides us with some interesting perspectives on providing feedback: Understanding Excellence. The authors suggest that many of us make the … [Read more...] about Better Ways to Provide Feedback
Researchers at MIT have uncovered some of the “mysteries” of team chemistry.* Not surprisingly, it is all about communication. But just exactly “how” do the most effective teams communicate? By equipping members of a wide variety of teams with electronic “badges” that captured communication behavior – tone of voice, body language, whom they spoke with, how much, and more – … [Read more...] about The Chemistry of Team Communications