Grit – the exceptional stamina that individuals demonstrate to achieve high performance – is the topic of a recent article* in Harvard Business Review. People strong in grit are always striving to improve, make the sacrifices necessary to achieve, and remain in love with what they do. Research shows that grit predicts high performance in a variety of domains. Given the … [Read more...] about Building Organizational Grit
The frenetic pace of work life seems to continue to increase. We move from one project to another and multi-task as much as we can. One of the casualties of this hectic pace is – learning from our experiences. Yet, we know that future success is greatly dependent upon making sure that individuals, teams, and organizations learn from successes and failures of their … [Read more...] about AARs & Learning Journals
Technology continues to rapidly change the skills we need in the workplace to be successful. Coming applications of Artificial Intelligence is just going to speed that up. There is no way that your team or organization will meet its mission goals in the future if you do not have “learning” as a key part of your culture. A recent Harvard Business Review article* suggests … [Read more...] about Building a Learning Culture
Why does any leader fail? One could probably write many books on this, but research done by two top executive coaches and published in the book, Why CEOs Fail, identifies eleven different possible behavioral “derailers” that could sidetrack any of us. These are possible “traps” we could fall into – often because we use a “winning” behavior to an extreme. Check these out … [Read more...] about Why CEOs Fail
It was an honest and innocent enough sounding question. “Rob, do most people find themselves changing their minds during this exercise?” said Ron, “Should I be open-minded or stick to my guns!?!” This was during a teamwork simulation I was facilitating for our Beijing-based Executive MBA staff a couple of weeks ago while I was visiting them. It is one of those … [Read more...] about How Open-Minded Are You?