Talking is easy. Listening can be difficult. Not just difficult, but really, REALLY hard sometimes. Especially when the person we may be listening to is sharing an idea that we may not totally agree with. When this happens, we often pretend to be listening, but in reality, we are thinking of what we are
Challenges lead to Innovation... One of the key behaviors that leaders engage in to be successful is that they challenge people to try out new and innovative ways to do their work. It is even more difficult to challenge cultures to be innovative. Twenty years ago, in a part of Pakistan where women and
Stop looking in the rear-view mirror. Have you ever thought how difficult it would be to drive your car if you could only look at the rear-view mirror? I am pretty sure that even thew most skilled drivers would do considerable damage to others who are on the road as well as damage the
Setting the Standard of Excellence: Each and every day, we make choices. Many of these choices seem relatively mundane at the time. For example, consider the following decision that happens just about every day in the lives of millions of people. – “Do I want to eat a salad or a cheeseburger for lunch”.
Praise is high-octane fuel for your team! You team works hard each and every day to meet their goals and objectives set forth for them. At times, you team operates like a well-oiled machine, firing on all cylinders and never missing a beat. Each and every presentation and meeting feels better than the one
Teamwork makes the dream work! Henry Ford, founder of The Ford Motor Company is largely regarded as one of the most innovative individuals our country has ever produced. His implementation of the assembly line for car manufacturing, not only created wealth and prosperity for his company, it also did something else – it democratized
Challenge Yourself: It’s pretty easy to get comfortable, isn’t it? Be it at work, or in our personal lives, we as human beings generally choose to take the path of least resistance. Why wouldn’t we, right? We have the ability to create scenarios, situations and processes in our life that make our day “easier”.