How Many Hours Should You Work a Week?
Bad joke alert. Do you know the difference between a generalist and a specialist? A generalist, as the wisecrack goes, knows less and less about
WARNING: Don’t Use Email This Way. Ever.
It was 4:00 a.m. I’d been tossing and turning since 2:00 a.m. The source of my sleeplessness was an email I received before going to
Don’t Let Escalation Destroy Your Leadership
Weehawken, a weird word to be sure, doesn’t mean much to anyone but an unemployed history major. Weehawken is a spit of land along the
Private Practices for a Public Life
I live a public life. You probably do too. My work consists of meeting after meeting where I’m called on to coach and counsel, speak
How to Change the Habits of Your People (or Yourself!)
Change, like death and taxes, is one thing you can always count on in life and leadership. Especially today in the dynamic marketplace in which
Stop Working on the Weekend!
A few years ago, my wife and I went out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. When we got to one of our favorite restaurants,
My Most Costly Multitasking Mistake … Almost!
I just landed at O’Hare airport in Chicago. After getting off the airplane, I did three things. I ordered an Uber, read my email, and checked
Executive Presence. Got It? Get It!
This is not a joke. Two leaders walk into a bar. The one, without saying a word, attracts the attention of every person in the
How to Read Like a CEO
It’s not true because it rhymes, but its rhyme helps us remember the truth. And the truth is this: leaders are readers. That is, effective
The Email Workflow Matrix
121, that’s the amount of email business professionals send and receive in an average day, according to the Email Statistics Report published by the Radicoti
Focus and Flow: How to Spend the Time of Your Life
Walk into any mall in any city in America and you’ll be confronted with a dizzying array of things to buy. Clothes, shoes, jewelry, furniture,
The Angry Leader: Lessons from C-Suite Meltdowns
It started with an earthquake. Then came the tsunami. A giant 50-foot wave overwhelmed the seawall at the Fukushima Power Plant and flooded generators cooling