Have conversations with your mentor gotten a bit repetitive lately?

Perhaps you approached someone you admire, and bravely asked that person to become your mentor. And they said “yes!” But a year into the relationship, those monthly mentoring conversations don’t seem to invigorate you like they used to, and aren’t quite as energizing for them, either. Read more

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a manager and a leader?

Jennifer Hill has. Having held senior leadership positions with some top global financial institutions and in her current role as CFO for Global Banking and Global Markets with Bank of America, she’s learned a thing or two about what leadership is – and isn’t. Read more

As an entrepreneur, life is already a bit more stressful without difficult life circumstances. Throw in a family illness and a new move while building a business, a position I found myself in this past year, and it can all become a bit too overwhelming. Although things can be tough, an important realization you have to make is that stress is a manageable and temporary condition. By giving your body what it needs, you can ensure that your mind is at its optimal state to take on the world, your business or simply get through the day. Managing stress is a conscious choice and an important one in overcoming obstacles. As we all know, tough times don’t last, but tough people do. As a Registered Dietitian, I reached into my professional toolkit to find ways to keep myself in tip-top shape, which has helped me keep my mind focused and helped steer my company into its best year yet. Read more

This topic can seem juvenile, especially to people who don’t play video games. However, as Michelle and I dug into the idea, we realized that the answer to this guy’s question could really apply to any hobby that requires any type of commitment. So, if you’re not a gamer, maybe you love soccer or softball, maybe you’re in a band, or you’ve committed to a team of other volunteers at a soup kitchen. Some of these hobbies may appear to have more intrinsic value to the outside world – it’s good for your health… it’s noble to serve others… but his question isn’t about which hobby he should have. He is asking about something specific that he enjoys – video games. Read more

Why do tensions get so dialed up at work?

  • The intensity of change is increasing at an alarming rate.
  • The need today is to do more with less when we are already overtaxed physically and emotionally.
  • The addiction to information and to smart phones is creating reactive decision-making and ultimately confusion about what to do next.
  • Time starvation and anxiety are becoming the norm which makes us all less productive and more defensive.

We need to STOP and re-evaluate before we are all wound so tightly, we end up physically or emotionally damaged.

Here are suggestions for nipping the patterns of responding and reacting, without thinking through the implications of our behavior at work. (Hint: These suggestions will be equally as effective when you bring them into your family life): Read more

Successful people learn something new almost every single day. The most successful people use what they learn.

Never in the history of humanity has it been easier to learn. Information is everywhere.

New data suggests that 1.2 Zettabytes of information (1.3 trillion gigabytes) is now stored in cyberspace – which amounts to 339 miles of fully-loaded iPads stacked to the sky. Read more

By Steve Keating of Lead Today

Very successful people are not necessary different than less successful people, they just do different things.

Success comes from doing.

I could just leave it at that and this post, while very short, would still be pretty good. But it’s really not as simple as just doing something to succeed. In order to succeed you must do the right somethings and you need to do them at the right time. Read more

 

By Steve Keating of Lead Today

Very successful people aren’t necessary different than less successful people, they just do different things.

Success comes from doing.

I could leave it at that and this post while very short would still be pretty good. But it’s really not as simple as just doing something to succeed. In order to succeed you must do the right something and you need to do it at the right time. Read more