Last week in my blog, I wrote about increasing productivity by engaging people’s humanity by Starting with Laughter. This was the most quoted snippet:
If you respect people’s humanity and give them a chance to warm up and situate themselves in the context of what is happening, you are far more likely to build trust, get buy-in, and get people ready to do the hard work.
Humanity can be a strong force for value and productivity in business. Leaders who embrace humanity can build highly effective, loyal teams that can work really effectively to drive forward business progress.
But humanity of course, can present itself in negative ways as well. Read More
Feeling Discouraged, Stuck, Lazy?
Do you ever have one of those days when every single thing on your task list feels impossible or just too annoying… and you can’t seem to get yourself engaged on anything?
As leaders we will always have hard things to deal with that will make some days feel miserable: Impossible demands, nasty politics, aggressive competitors, arrogant bosses, low performers, schedule pressures, resource cuts, multiple stakeholders, difficult people…the list goes on and on. Read More
My secret weapon for achieving success
I am preparing to deliver a TED talk at the TEDx Navasink Conference on May 20 in Asbury Park, NJ!
…and it got me thinking about the ideas of Power and Weakness in business. Read More
“Courage does not always roar”
I really like this quote from Mary Anne Radmacher.
I write this in a week when all of my best laid plans and commitments have been washed away by the flooding rains and power outages in California. Read More
The Monday MOVE Idea
Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book. This week: Everything is impossible and everyone is shark.
Leadership is supposed to be hard
There will be times when you face ugly challenges and personal attacks. Read More
The Monday MOVE Idea
Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book. This week:
Burn the Ships at the Beach
Leading Transformation is Hard
One of my more challenging leadership assignments was to lead a transformation in a software development organization for how we developed products. Read More
As I was writing my blog for this week, I was thinking that we are all a bit distracted today.
So I thought I will re-run this article I wrote a few years ago, about taking control of what you can control, and creating excellence as an offense against being bullied. Read More
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Using Your Strengths to Thrive More at Work.
Get the webinar
If you missed it you can download the recording.
Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free. Read More
When you need to Impress…
If you are in a situation where you need to be impressive, a job interview, a sales call, a negotiation, a presentation — one of the worst things you can do is to try, on purpose to be impressive. Read More