We continue our five part series on 5 Ways to Get Noticed on LinkedIn. Last time we learned how to create a great head shot for your profile picture on LinkedIn. Today, we are going to learn why it’s important to write a memorable headline, and how to do it. Your headline is typically used […]Read more "5 Ways to Get Noticed on LinkedIn (Part 2)"
Most leaders are pretty darn good speakers, but many of them are not very good listeners. And I think I know why. When we have to give a speech, lead a meeting, or conduct a performance review, we take time beforehand to work out what we will say, how we will say it, and […]Read more "Speaking is Easy, Listening is Hard."
Most of us like being considered a valuable part of a worthy cause. It’s the odd person who doesn’t like praise, appreciation, or recognition for good, hard work. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure such a person exists in the United States — we all appreciate being appreciated. So, it’s pretty safe […]Read more "The Power of Appreciation"
As we enter the NFL playoffs, we see twelve teams that have earned their way to a post-season berth. Through 17 weeks of extreme effort, many factors go into the fate of a team as they approach the playoffs: talent, conditioning, injuries, and a bunch of other things. But one thing is for sure; good […]Read more "Coaching Makes the Difference"
In today’s fiber optic-fueled world, we barely find the time to do what needs to be done, let alone what we want to get done. We’re just too busy with work, family, friends, pets, etc. The boss wants this, the spouse needs that, and the pets need watering and the plants need to go…no wait…the […]Read more "Get More Done by Doing Less"
We all have a Rolodex, whether it is a physical one that resides on our desks (strongly recommended…you’ll see why later in this post) or an electronic contact database (printed out monthly…you never know what is just around the corner) we conveniently use for email and phone numbers. But how do we “work” them? With […]Read more "Cultivate Your Network Like You Mean It"
As leaders we are in a constant struggle to help our directs learn and grow as individuals and professionals. Our success is dependent upon their success. And their success is dependent upon our leadership abilities. So in this cyclical dance, we are masters of our own destinies, but we cannot do it alone. We must […]Read more "Lead Them to Their Own Solutions"