Archive for the ‘High-Speed, High Stakes Results’ Category

Organizations that truly excel in the digital world harness the power of collective brilliance. Sure, some companies clearly have great visionary leaders, but these individuals are not able to make visions come alive on their own. They must harness the power of teams of people. The recent MIT Sloan research report on digital business emphasizes…

A Tale of Two Ads: the cost of disconnection

May 9th, 2017 by Robin Anselmi

Empathy. (Don’t roll your eyes.) People often call it a ‘soft skill’ – and the underlying implication is that ‘soft skills’ just aren’t as business critical as other skills. A few weeks ago, Pepsi found out exactly how critical this ‘soft skill’ is to business. If you haven’t heard, they launched this ad, featuring Kendall…

How many times have you been in a place where you were willing to give up something you love due to a perception that it was too hard to confront the situation and easier to remain silent or run away? It is important to realize that this can cause a “disconnect” and it puts in…

I was reading a Forbes article this morning about teams. Luis Romero was reflecting on the five stages of teams which are highlighted in The Wisdom of Teams (by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith). The fifth or highest level is the “Extraordinary Team” which achieves “extraordinary results at increase frequency”. Romero comments that the journey to this…

Authenticity Is An Art of Correction Not Perfection

October 26th, 2016 by Vitality Imperative

True authenticity is based upon curiosity rather than certainty. If we’re truly being authentic with one another we’re learning every moment so that we’re constantly adjusting. Authenticity is about correction not perfection. Authentic leadership is actually evoking differences and different points of view. To grow in your leadership abilities you really need to surround yourself…

Again and again, organizations are expending way too much effort, while still causing very little positive change to show for their work. More engagement surveys haven’t been the answer, so what is? Leaders need to foster the natural circumstances that make people want to do the work to create measurable results. Learn which key promises…