A “chameleon” consultant? Yes! There are some great qualities we can observe and learn from these transformative creatures as it relates to growing effective leadership and influence in our own professions. But before we dive into all that, a quick science lesson. Chameleons change colors by rearranging a lattice of nanocrystals in one of the … Continue reading A Chameleon Consultant – Learning How to Be Who Your Customers Need
The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! For as long as my … Continue reading Entrepreneurship from a Child’s Eyes
Time. It's the one commodity of which we cannot make more. There are some creative ways we can maximize the use of our time, protect it, and even outsource tasks on our to-do list to conserve our time for where we really want to spend it, but the fact of the matter remains. We cannot … Continue reading How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time
The following post comes to us from Jamie McBrien who has over 25 years of experience in organizational transformation, shared services, and outsourcing. Keep reading to learn from Jamie the pros and cons of taking the leap to outsource your brand's content. The marketing world is fast transitioning into the digital sphere and content creation. … Continue reading Should You Outsource Your Content Creation? (Guest Contribution from Jamie McBrien)
The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! If this subject matter doesn’t … Continue reading Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse
When is the last time you've heard or thought about the term "steady state?" Does this bring you back to high school science? Or maybe it's something you've come to learn as a term that applies to so much more than science, mechanics, and engineering. I hope it's the latter! Being familiar with our individual … Continue reading Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle
How do you measure success? Sit with this thought a moment. Two answers will likely emerge, your honest answer and your desired answer. Your honest answer is how you truly believe success is measured and defined - right now - likely molded by society and what we see others accomplishing. The other, your desired answer, … Continue reading How do you measure success?
In case you need to hear this today…confidence comes from doing hard things. No one is born with true confidence. Children are a blank canvas – oblivious to real-world experiences until they’re learned. So, at a young age, we try everything without a care or concern to hold us back, and we get hurt…we fail…we … Continue reading Confidence Comes From Doing Hard Things
It’s something you’ve likely told yourself often, “It’s just a crazy day…week…month. Once I get through this burst of busyness, I’ll move slower, relax a little, take it easy.” Insert whatever are your most common words of choice, but you get what I mean. This belief is a common lie we tell ourselves because we … Continue reading Are You Missing Out on the Dream Life You Already Have?
Every day offers us countless ways to spend our time. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we are greeted with responsibilities, relationships, needs, and desires that all compete to be worthy of a fraction of the 24 hours we’re given to spend. We really should look at this as a bank … Continue reading Showing Up for What Matters: How to choose to be where it counts