Amazon’s Mike Rice on Books, Leadership & In-House Design

We all know Amazon.com as a leading sales website, but what about browsing books in person? What’s perhaps lesser known is that the retail giant has bookstores across the country in a chain called Amazon Books. Having opened its first store in 2015, Amazon now has 15 stores from Seattle to New York. Source: Amazon’s … Continue reading Amazon’s Mike Rice on Books, Leadership & In-House Design

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Leadership Lessons: 99 Questions for Reflection

  As we start the new year, instead of giving you an article to just read, I would like to provide a list of questions for you to ponder and reflect on. Why? Because we’re so caught up in our everyday lives, both personally and professionally, that we often forget to reflect on what we’re … Continue reading Leadership Lessons: 99 Questions for Reflection

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10 leadership books to watch for in 2019

We scoured publishers' catalogues, looked at upcoming galleys and asked for recommendations from a few prolific business book authors to get ideas for ten leadership books to watch for in the first half of 2019. (Avosb/iStock) Jena McGregor Reporter covering leadership issues in the headlines January 1 at 1:34 PM Have you promised yourself you’ll … Continue reading 10 leadership books to watch for in 2019

5 Essential Life Lessons from a National Geographic Photographer

My little feet padded down the basement stairs. The walls were lined with copies of National Geographic. I ran my fingers along the spines and pulled out a couple magazines. Settling into the couch, I spent some time sifting through pages and dreaming of future adventures. Source: 5 Essential Life Lessons from a National Geographic … Continue reading 5 Essential Life Lessons from a National Geographic Photographer

The 10 Best Leadership To-Dos For 2019 Used By Highly Successful People

The new year 2019 Goals Concept. Notepad with To do list and cup of coffee on the wooden table, top view, flat lay photo credit: Getty Getty Awareness is the ability to recognize and understand personal moods, emotions and drives and their effects on others. Source: The 10 Best Leadership To-Dos For 2019 Used By … Continue reading The 10 Best Leadership To-Dos For 2019 Used By Highly Successful People

Three Unexpected Reasons Why People Don’t Ask Questions

A few months back, an article in HBR proclaimed the power of questions . It’s not a bad article, and it mentions lots of sensible things: more questions are better than fewer; some questions are better than others; open questions are effective, but there’s also a place for closed questions; questions are the not-so-secret sauce … Continue reading Three Unexpected Reasons Why People Don’t Ask Questions

Be Brief. Be Bright. Be Gone.

“…and the long and short of it is?” Sometimes, we feel compelled to prove how much research we’ve done, how much credibility we have and how thorough we’ve been by sharing every little detail. Problem is, when we do that, people tune out, and we lose the ability to influence. Source: Be Brief. Be Bright. … Continue reading Be Brief. Be Bright. Be Gone.

The most important steps to becoming a great design leader

Most designers, when presented with a leadership opportunity, leap into the role enthusiastically, unaware of the challenges ahead. That’s what an opportunity is, right? A new, uncharted frontier full of mystery and the just right set of circumstances? Source: The most important steps to becoming a great design leader

How Leaders Really Get To The Top

Vishay Agarwal is out to use the experiences of himself and others to show how reaching the top of the corporate ladder requires much more than hitting financial targets. (Shutterstock) There is plenty of advice for people in leadership positions. Source: How Leaders Really Get To The Top

Top Mistakes Great Leaders Make, According To A Psychologist

What keeps leaders up at night? What keeps leaders up at night? It's a question that psychologist and author, Dr. Nicole Lipkin, has explored for the last five years. In her research, she's found that despite great successes, leaders fall prone to several common missteps. Source: Top Mistakes Great Leaders Make, According To A Psychologist

5 Behaviors Of Smart Leaders I’ve Noticed As A Leadership Coach

Some of the best experiences in my life have come from perceived failure. I use the term “perceived failure” because where others see failure as a roadblock to success, I tend to see it as a pathway to get there. Failing is about putting in your time and learning hard lessons along the way--lessons that … Continue reading 5 Behaviors Of Smart Leaders I’ve Noticed As A Leadership Coach

Embracing The Future Of Leadership And Coaching

Courtesy of David Peterson “The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order,” according to Alvin Toffler, an author and futurist. This is one of David Peterson’s favorite quotes, and he wants leaders and coaches to adapt. Source: Embracing The Future Of Leadership And Coaching

The 5 ‘Ls’ of leadership on Twitter

As I have tried to both persuade and coach corporate and NGO sustainability leaders of the beauty of social media engagement these past few years, a simple five-phase theory has emerged. I call it my 5 Ls of Social Leadership: Listen, Learn, Love Up, Leverage and Lead. Source: The 5 'Ls' of leadership on Twitter

12 Positive psychology posts for resilience

It is a New Year, new beginnings this time of year tends to magnify peoples loneliness.  There are many blog posts that enable people to function at their best.  This is 12 of them, enjoy;