Why We Should Humanize Our Leaders

Many of us tend to see our leaders as heroes or villains. We love them or hate them, idolize or demonize them, in much the same way as the press portrays our presidents. But this conception of leaders as larger than life, as the organization’s Big Brain, undermines...

When Multitasking Works

We don’t often think about it, but it is such a gift to be able to be a participant and an observer of a conversation at the same time. As humans, we have this wonderful capacity to be witnesses to our own lives. By observing ourselves in action, we can remember where...

Seven Tips for Managing Your Work Relationships

What’s your number one asset as a leader? Your skills? Your education? Your work experience? None of the above. It is your relational capital, your ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of constituents inside and outside your company. Borrowing from...

Embrace Anxiety in the Face of Change

Perpetual change. Successful companies and their leaders learn to thrive on it. A recent blog from Mozilla (the Firefox browser folks) proudly talks about how they are gearing up for the next chapter and pivoting to mobile. This past week Tech Crunch reported: Firefox...

How to Minimize Stress on the Job

Warning: Your hot buttons can be dangerous to your health. To quote from our CEO Bob Rosen’s book, Grounded: “Feelings such as fear, anger, greed, envy, pessimism, frustration and shame can sap your energy and distract you from consciously engaging those around you...