Good news for businesses and charities. About half of American adults say that companies' social responsibility practices have a strong effect, or sometimes affects, their purchasing decisions and "who to do business with." Another 25% say it affects their decisions once in a while.
What do you think of when you picture the CEO of any company in your mind? I'll bet it's a stuffy-looking older man in a business suit, holding a leather briefcase and jabbering on a cell phone. A quick Google image search of the term ‘CEO' proves my hypothesis.
Women get a bad rap in the work world, and we don't have to look much further than pop culture for examples. Fortunately, executives like Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg are fostering an important discourse that is reaching female and male executives alike to spark change.
Coaching is when a qualified and trained individual works with you on a regular basis to help you find the truth within, which includes setting priorities and goals, identifying challenges to achieving the established goals, and improve your performance.
I failed. As a quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, I failed three times—first against the Miami Dolphins, then against the Pittsburgh Steelers and finally against the Oakland Raiders. Three Super Bowls played, but not a championship ring in sight.
There are various combinations of mistakes contributing to all project failures. While each project fails for its own reason, failed projects share many of the same pitfalls and mistakes. The following are some of the most common reasons project leaders experience failure:
It has now become clear to me that saying less is much more powerful than talking. Listening and asking questions is not only admirable and impressive—it makes you smarter and puts you in a better position.
Remember in our youth the standard return-to-school "What I Did on My Summer Vacation" essay? This summer has given me several lessons that have value for you today.
A recent Harvard Business Review article by Marc de Swaan Arons, Frank van den Driest, and Keith Weed, uncovers what it takes to be a high-performing company. The Marketing2020 study has some excellent observations from which any sized business or nonprofit organization can benefit.
Ever wonder why some CEOs succeed so easily while others seem to struggle just to keep their company going? The answer is simpler than you think. Really great CEOs focus their efforts on three key factors: Clarity, Accountability, and KPIs.