There is a lot of talk about Millennials today and how to best work with them. They are not necessarily driven by the same aspirations and desires as prior generations. Millennials want to know that they are doing something that matters, that they are making a difference. This is true of almost all employees. To….
Today is a special day: Yom Kippur. This holiday is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year. Many Jews who do not observe any other Jewish custom will refrain from work, fast and/or attend synagogue services on this day. The name “Yom Kippur” means “Day of Atonement,” and that pretty much explains what….
There are few things less pleasant than being employed in a toxic workplace. It can drain your energy, your enthusiasm, and your drive. The source of the toxic energy can often be your boss, your coworkers, or your subordinates. Learning to cope and developing endurance is a necessary survival skill. No matter who they are,….
Being the boss sometimes means making the tough choices that no one else wants to make. Have you ever been faced with what looks like two equally bad choices? There are no other options, yet, you will need to take one of these two unappealing roads. In Jonah Lehrer’s book, How We Decide, you will….
Very few people in successful companies work alone. Although all your employees are individuals, it is in groups and teams where you want them to shine. Your role is to support your groups so they develop the teamwork skills that will allow them to excel together and define success. Sometimes, this requires the outside perspective….
Problem solving – great leaders are always looking for problems. The TODAY and the TOMORROW ones. These visionaries can then inspire the team to anticipate and plan out solutions in a collaborative way, before chaos emerges. As a leader, the strength of foresight and the discipline to seek challenges coming before they start to affect….
“Taking the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro was always considered a bit of a risk. Now that South America’s first games are done, the question is: Did the gamble pay off? The answer, according to experienced Olympic officials and experts, is a mixed bag. Yes, Brazil managed to pull it off under difficult economic and….
I am excited to share an interview I did with fellow ICF Metro DC Board Members M. Parker Mabry, and Todd Dallanegra on “Transforming Lives”, a 30-minute show that spotlights individuals, companies, and charities whose great work transforms lives and improves the quality of life for citizens in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas. Business….
Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt I just read this quote in one of my many books that I am reading/listening to. And I get it…because doing one thing every day that scares you makes you stronger. Then it struck me that most days I play it safe! I started….
With change comes the potential for new opportunities. A change can be a new start, a jumping off point, and this can lead to a great deal of energy and excitement. Change can also bring uncertainty and fear. In today’s economy, you never know who is going to be made redundant, or when a company….