Thursday, December 13, 2018

Change Management Insights from a Fortune 500 Apparel Company’s Restructuring

Recently, consulting firm Emergent partnered with a Fortune 500 apparel company to undertake the biggest business transformation in the company’s history. Below is a mini case...

Fear and Managers' Fears

You seldom hear the word "fear" in management development workshops. Of course the word is not welcome anywhere in organizations. It's the "F word"...

Orient Yourself Towards Others And Relieve Pressure In The Workplace

In my new book Leading at Light Speed I talk about the concept of leading through others to relieve pressure in the workplace....

7 Ways to Build Relationships by Boosting Your Humor IQ

You don't have to be a professional comedian to be funny. You just have to have a willingness to look at the lighter side...

Overcome Negativity … Focus on the Positive

The endless assortment of messages, feelings, and attitudes we bring from our past into our present influences how we see ourselves. It also directly...

Does Change Have to be Painful?

A corporate leader's job is hardly easy.  He or she must efficiently manage employees, account for outside competition, note any changes in the industry...

Leaders Beware – Your every move is being scrutinized

Ever wondered what it felt like to be a lab rat?  Constantly being observed and tested.  Literally put under the microscope; each action scrutinized....

Onboarding: Make sure your new hires are ‘all aboard’

Remember those first-day of school jitters? You were nervous with anticipation and, as a result, probably slept very little wondering where your classes were...

Boost Your "Connect-Ability" by Building Confidence

"Building confidence in yourself helps you develop the right mindset to master life's challenges, opening the floodgates for an outpouring of opportunities to make...

Leadership and management should be linked together, not separated.

Leaders are celebrated, while managers are often criticized, but a combination of the two could be just what the economy needs. There’s been an ongoing...

Why Lunch Is A Bad Setting For Real Business

One of worst techniques you'll pick up in business is "let's do lunch." It sounds like a great device for conducting business, be it a...

Change Your Words, Change Their Minds

I continue to be amazed by that fundamental truth about living: how we choose to see a situation dictates the choices we–and others–make about...

How to cut your incoming email by half (and get more done)

If you are getting too many emails, it's likely you are a manager. Depending on your corporate or company culture, it's easy to get 100...

Build a Culture of Trust

By Derek Murphy If there is one thing movies about the workplace tells us is that Hollywood believes bosses come in all shapes and sizes,...

Transparent or need to know basis?

How much information should a leader really share with employees? Some bosses are like Col. Jessup played by Jack Nicholson in A Few...

Grow Your Own Talent Pool

So let’s say there is a skills gap in your company. If budgets allow, your first inclination might be to hire someone from outside...