IMAGINE CONDUCTING this experiment. Put five monkeys in a cage with a bunch of bananas hanging from the ceiling. Underneath the bananas, place a ladder just tall enough to reach them. read more
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How COVID-19 is Changing the Way We Work and How You Can Adapt
I normally don’t pull a bait-and-switch on my podcast guests. But this week I did. I was scheduled to interview Jacob Morgan about his new book The Future Leader: 9 Skills and Mindsets to Succeed in the Next Decade.
9 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Future
http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/LWAS_115.mp3Podcast (lead-with-a-story-podcast-series): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Confession: I was a little disappointed when I started reading this book and realized it was fiction. I thought I was reading a serious, non-fiction business book. But then I couldn’t put it down. And by the time I was done, it was my…
A Leader's Greatest Gift: Struggle
It wasn’t until Bobby Herrera was eighteen, in the Army and three weeks into boot camp, polishing his boots by flashlight at 11:30 p.m., that he began to re-evaluate the value of struggle in making him the leader he is today as the CEO of the Populus Group, one of the fastest-growing HR service companies…
What I Learned From Being Steve Jobs' Executive Coach
John Mattone is one of the world’s top executive coaches, along side other legendary names like Tony Robbins, or Marshall Goldsmith, or John Maxwell. He’s coached some of the most admired CEOs in the world including Steve Jobs and former Pepsi CEO Roger Enrico. He’s the author of nine books
Humor at Work: What Works, What Doesn't, and What Will Get You Fired
“People get more done when they enjoy their work. So, humor in the workplace isn’t about making work funny, or being the funniest person in the office. It’s about making work fun, and getting better results.”
How NOT to Tell Your Company's Founding Story
Most company founding stories are boring. And that’s a shame. Because nobody ever quit their job and risked everything to start a new business for a boring reason. But if you read the company website
Behind the Pages of The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell
I got a surprising email in April of last year. It was from a woman named Meg Gibbons at a publishing company called Sourcebooks.
Lessons from Getting Locked Out of Your Own Company
Joshua Spodek has five Ivy League degrees, including a Ph.D. in physics and an MBA from Columbia, is a bestselling author, and a professor at NYU.
4 Ways to Work Remotely Without Working from Home
When you’re trying to help your employees be more innovative, getting them to leave their office and do their work somewhere else might not be the first idea that comes to mind.