Deep down, we all want to be heard. Each of us yearns for our voice to count. We want to be active members of the process, not marginalized actors pushed to the side.
Let’s face it; many people feel that their voices aren’t heard, or even welcome. They don’t feel like they belong. This phenomena is not limited to any particular country, industry, or business – it’s ubiquitous.
Toy’s R Us is dead – at least in the United States. According to CNBC, “Toys R Us is planning to either close or sell all of its more than 800 stores across the U.S.”
The debate is underway about what killed Toys R Us.
- Was it poor strategy and execution? Including specific issues like store selection and website functionality…. (Business Insider)
You are likely familiar with one, if not several, of Marriott International’s brands. With revenue of $22.69 billion in 2017, Marriott is the largest hotel group in the world.
Marriott is my hotel of choice, but that wasn’t always the case.
You are likely familiar with one, if not several, of Marriott International’s brands. Marriott is the world’s largest hotel group generating $22.69 billion in 2017. Marriott is my hotel of choice, but that wasn’t always the case.
“Leadership is first, and foremost, a communication activity.” – Hackman & Johnson
We’ve all benefited from the communication efforts of great leaders.
We’ve also suffered through the pains of poor communicators in leadership roles.
I’ve found that great leaders regularly make five communication choices. I invite you to review each, assess how well you are doing, and consider a few quick challenges to improve yourself. I also recommend you share these with new or struggling leaders to help them improve their performance.
Could you have envisioned at the start of your career; how your days would unfold throughout much of the year?
There are times when all is well – people are engaged; and stints when some are angry – even enraged.
When people conflict and relationships sour; they file by your office hour after hour.
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has captured the attention of many over the last couple of weeks. You are likely aware of one, if not several things, that put Rippon into the public eye.
To me, the one thing that truly stands out about Rippon isn’t the thing that garnered most attention…
It’s Not About Medals
Imagine that your organization has been struggling with an issue for a long, long time. Occasionally, the problem goes away; but, it inevitably reappears. People are frustrated with this reoccurring and costly issue.
If you are struggling to identify a problem in your world, allow me to jog your thinking with a few ideas:
Are you looking to improve your personal brand? Has your organization’s brand(s) become a bit stagnant?
In invite you to take a few minutes to join me during a recent trip I made to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. While I was three, I picked up three valuable brand lessons that you should consider for yourself or your organization.
Whether you realize it or not, your life is a series of negotiations. Some are grand negotiations that come rarely come along and require sizable effort (e.g., buying a house, negotiating a job offer, or acquiring a new business). Other negotiations are more commonplace (e.g., settling on a movie with a friend, picking a family vacation spot, or determining how to spend a small financial windfall).