Four Actions That Will Truly Motivate You

What drives you at work? Is it the quarterly bonus? Is it simple…

You Almost Choked. Don't Choke, Learn.

A few years ago I was the invited keynote for a private conference…

We See the Company Through the Lens of Who We Work For

Whatever industry you are in, you have competition. The only…

Go ahead and ask. You can be more assertive than you think.

Recently our daughter Annie and I were at the store picking out…

Who is Doing What? The Secret of Great Teams.

The crew of the USS Vincennes was particularly edgy that morning.…

Does Your Company Have a Mental Dress Code?

Bafflegab noun, North American, informal Meaning: incomprehensible…

Your Sleep is Your Secret Weapon. All-Nighters Don't Scale.

Captain Joseph Hazelwood was the centerpiece of the Exxon Valdez…

Do You Panic or Thrive?

On January 29, 1981, Steve Callahan woke abruptly from a dead…

What's Your OQ? (Originality Quotient)

There are many echoes in the world, but few true voices. We…

Three Simple Secrets of High-Performing Pro Teams

Next time you’re standing at the gate waiting to get on a…

Performance Goals are not Learning Goals

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented…

Every Action You Make is a Statement

Every decision is a statement. Some are statements to the masses.…

A Culture of Constant Flattery Conceals the Truth

Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it. -…

Yes, We Can Ditch the Drama

“I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.” -…

Are you (or your boss) being poisoned by power?

Deborah Gruenfeld is a professor of Organizational Behavior…

The Secret is to be Valuable not Successful

On July 17, 1981 in a Hyatt Regency in Kansas City MO, two…

When You Close One Door, Another Opens

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long…

Thank Outside the Box

The promotion you just got? A beautiful sunset with your family?…

You Will Feel Happier When You Appreciate Others

Expressing appreciation for someone in your life can change…

How to Stop Your Boss From Ruining Your Work

I had several different bosses during the early years of writing…