Like everyone in your workplace, millennials should be celebrated for the strengths of their differences. Where one executive sees someone with a selfie fixation, another leader sees a teammate who has meaningful and important insights into the next social trend.
Old-school leadership is just that, and what we do today is very different. To understand leadership, you need to be able to separate historic thought from current practice.
Some would even say that in a “me-centered” culture, where everyone is busily absorbed in their own lives and what they are doing, we hunger for validation.
“Where is the spiritual value in rowing? The losing of self entirely to the cooperative effort of the crew.” — George Yeoman Pocock, boatbuilder, 1936 Olympic gold medal winner
In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of whether the boss is a “great” leader or not.
You simply cannot stop learning. As Ruth Finkelstein of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center says, “One dose of education that you get in the first 20 years of your life simply couldn’t be adequate for the next 90 years.”
Life is stressful enough for most of us. Allowing a toxic individual to ravage your immediate environment can cause havoc in your mental well-being, which can lead to physical challenges.
If you want to learn how to get the most out of your life, there isn’t a much better teacher than Steve Jobs
When it comes to social media, today’s CEOs have made a remarkable transition over the past five years. A recent analysis by my firm, Weber Shandwick, found that 80% of the chief executive officers of the world’s largest 50 companies are engaged online and on social media.