Why this People Business is So Important

Why this People Business is So Important

I have to admit that sometimes I get a little frustrated when I can’t seem to get through to executives with limited budgets about how important this “People Business” really is.  Sometimes, I go back and remind myself why I got into it in the first place and I want...
Simplicity Sells, Reality is Complex

Simplicity Sells, Reality is Complex

All of us get caught in the trap of buying into simple.  One of the things that I talk about at some point in most of my training/team building/leadership development sessions is that people are complex.  We are made up of our many personality traits, values,...
Job Fit

Job Fit

Over the last 10 years, you could hear me say many times, “I found my dreamjob and in many ways, we help people find theirs”. I also said, “I don’t seeSundays or Mondays any differently than Wednesdays and Fridays”.Unfortunately, I think that is somewhat rare. There...
Leadership

Leadership

I can’t fathom how many different definitions and descriptions of a leader there are out there in the literature, but below is my description.  A leader is not someone whose title necessarily connotes leadership.  A leader takes on responsibilities of a leader,...
India – We are more similar than different

India – We are more similar than different

India wasn’t on my list of places that I have always wanted to go, but when I had the chance to go last month (twice – Chennai and Bangalore) to provide Leadership training for a large global company, I was happy for the opportunity.  I am embarrassed to say I was...
Doing it My Way

Doing it My Way

I’ve always believed in getting expert advice and I’ve tauted that as one of the keys to my success.  And I still believe it.  But in a recent situation, I threw out all the advice that I received, came up with what was right for me, didn’t check...