Are you a leader who needs the whole-hearted support of people who don’t report to you? In a survey I just completed, I found this to be a huge problem. The people whose support you need could be your boss, … Read More..
(Part of The Energy Bar series #12) People tell me how challenging it is to run meetings and conference calls that get people energized and engaged. So, I started thinking about all of the approaches that I’ve actually seen work. … Read More..
This month marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a document that provided rule-of-law protection for the people. Lord Dening, a 20th Century British jurist, called it “the greatest constitutional document of all time, the foundation … Read More..
(#11 in The Energy Bar series) When I talk to clients about the importance of knowing whether their ideas are going over or not, many of my clients agree, but ask, “How can you tell?” The late Kathie Dannemiller facilitated … Read More..
(#10 in The Energy Bar series) Jim Blasingame (the Small Business Advocate) told me a great story about energy. At age 27, he landed a job in sales with Xerox. He met with the local head of a manufacturing … Read More..
(#9 in The Energy Bar series) There is one major reason why people don’t tell you the truth: they aren’t idiots. (You might want to write that down.) A senior manager in a small privately-owned company told me they would … Read More..
(#8 in The Energy Bar series) Conference calls can be deadly, although they do provide great opportunities to increase your skills at Candy Crush and Spider Solitaire. People tune out when they don’t think they need to be tuned in. … Read More..
(#7 in The Energy Bar series) Although The Energy Bar is a simple and practical tool — some people watch the three-minute video and put it to use immediately — others get stuck because they don’t know how to use … Read More..
(#6 in The Energy Bar series) You may know this story: researchers asked groups to count how often a team passed the ball to other members of their own basketball team. Pretty simple. They knew how to count, so they … Read More..