Do you suspect that some people you work with have basically checked out? Meaning they still go to the office or show up on Zoom calls, but they won’t go the extra mile. These people who do the minimum of their job description are called “quiet quitters.” Quiet quitting is a way employees attempt to […]
Five Secrets to Leading a Team
“Earn your leadership every day.” Michael Jordan Whether your team is working remotely or back at the office, the members of your team are talking to each other about you and your leadership. Want to know what they’re talking about? They’re talking about these five elements that define your leadership style. 5. Are you hand-on […]
Lead Today with a Sense of What Will Matter to You Tomorrow!
“It’s Christmas Eve! It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” Bill Murray in Scrooged Leadership presents you […]
Channel Your Inner Aristotle for Career Success!
“Nothing spoils fun like finding out it builds character.” Calvin, of Calvin & Hobbes If you are familiar with the comic strip, then you’ll recall that Calvin’s dad constantly stressed the importance of “building character,” usually through situations and tasks that Calvin hated. Though Calvin couldn’t appreciate it at the time, his dad’s insistence on […]
Staying Through the Great Resignation
“The best ability is availability.” Bill Parcells, Hall of Fame football coach If you’re a sports fan then you have likely heard the aforementioned (and overused) quote a time or two. The sentiment is an exaggeration, of course, as you’ll need to demonstrate proficiency in other abilities to differentiate yourself at work, and your availability […]
Working Remotely – How to Rock It, for Managers!
“I swore to myself that if I ever got to walk around the room as manager, people would laugh when they saw me coming, and would applaud as I walked away.” Michael Scott Last time we addressed ways to stand out while fitting in, and to differentiate yourself, in this virtual work environment. If you […]
Pandemic Schmoozing: How to Network During COVID
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” African proverb Many tout the importance of networking, but few of us like to do it. Like eating right and staying fit, it takes some discipline. Especially now, during a pandemic! When we think of networking, many of […]
Creating a Culture of Candor in the Workplace
“Jack was always direct, but his frankness was appealing and effective.” Jeffrey Immelt, successor to Jack Welch as General Electric CEO Former General Electric (GE) CEO Jack Welch died earlier this week. While this news perhaps evokes a “Who was he?” response from Millennials and Gen Z’ers, Baby Boomers know Welch as the brash “celebrity” […]
Earn the Respect of Your Manager and Colleagues
“I don’t want to have my head in a basket!” King Edward I “Longshanks,” upon receiving the Governor of York’s head in a basket compliments of William Wallace Nor—we may assume—would he want to have to escape in a crate. Specifically, a large black case typically used for concert equipment with air holes punched in […]