How to decide if business books are good for you

How to decide if business books are good for you

What’s your point of view on business books? Several individuals I’ve been talking recently have volunteered that they don’t like to read business books. Yes, I like reading business books provided I admire the author, the topic sounds interesting, or someone I...
Why and how to guide your direct reports to success

Why and how to guide your direct reports to success

Let’s talk about direct reports. If you’re a people manager, how often do you speak with your direct reports about their career plans? Unless you’re actively coaching your staff members, I bet you a nickel that you reserve time once a year during performance...
How you can thrive from collaboration, not competition, at the top

Coaching your team shouldn’t be hard work

“If you feel like you’re working too hard when you’re coaching individuals, you’re working too hard.” That was the best advice I learned from my NeuroLeadership coaching program years ago, which I still regularly use and suggest to...
Want to increase your empathy? Go Platinum, not Gold

Want to increase your empathy? Go Platinum, not Gold

Three-and-a-half year old @MarceltheTherapyDog has heard me describe the Platinum Rule numerous times to many of my coachees.  As background, the Platinum Rule is all about treating others the way they want to be treated. By contrast the more established Golden Rule,...