The OKR approach to setting goals is key at high growth Silicon Valley companies. Coach, consultant and guest velocity guru Christina Wodtke offers a template for masterful goal achievement.
Experts will tell you that the best pitchers have 3-4 different pitches they can throw at any given time and at any velocity they choose to solve the predicament in front of them. Follow these four steps to increase your versatility and effectiveness.
Great leaders are givers — but in an effort to give more, do more and be more, many put their own needs on the back burner. These three habits can help you be well to do well.
Executive coach and guest velocity guru Cherie Healey offers more guidance on building Brand YOU — ways to move beyond obstacles, build your personal brand, and harness your full leadership potential.
An accountability partner is someone with whom we share our commitments, knowing that they will hold us accountable and responsible for executing what we told them we would do by when we said we would do it. Follow these three tips to choose an accountability partner to drive results.
Author and blogger Michael Hyatt recently laid out three essential ingredients that turn a person’s vocation into their calling: you must love what you do, you must be talented at what you do, and you must be able to make a living doing it.
Everyone understands why a business needs a solid brand — it distinguishes the company and conveys its essence. Likewise, the people who take the time to build their personal brand stand out in a crowd of talent.
Coretechs CEO Andrew Adelman offers 4 tips on using fact-based interviews for making better hires.
Entry level workers don’t work well with someone breathing down their neck. Leaders, on the other hand, are not the same as an entry level or mid level employee — it is one leader’s job to attract other leaders, to move forward together.
Functional boundaries and formal hierarchies that served us well for decades now inhibit our organization’s ability to compete with more nimble competitors. Today, dynamic teaming and leading across every level and organization are essential. Follow these 5 tips to create the dynamics that improve organization agility and velocity.
Language used to forecast relationship or project failure is called the “Glossary of Failure.” Learn to use specific, clear language to increase accountability and strengthen the accountability culture within your organization.
Clear language and communication is key to driving your team's success. Follow these tips to set clear expectations before the start of every project.
Knowledge workers are overwhelmed by incoming information — the “time management” techniques they learned in the past are failing them. Attention management skills are more important than time management. Clarity on role priorities not just task priorities, attention management skills and workflow management are needed to be truly effective.
Feedback is a gift. Follow these tips on asking for advice, and what to do to make the most of the feedback you receive.
Execution and velocity guru Christina Wodtke discusses the value of status emails as a way for teams connect and support each other.
Elite athletes practice getting themselves to the top of their performance game, so that when they get on the field, the court or the track they are fully prepared to WIN. What if we did that at work?
Regular 1on1 meetings increase engagement and have a positive effect on productivity. Improve your outcomes with open and consistent communication between leadership and the workforce.
Coaching can be an extremely rewarding experience, but there are times when the coaching relationship can become frustrating to you and/or the coachee. So what could be causing your frustration?
Great leaders and organizations always have a "team behind the team" — those individuals that support, encourage, coach, question and push them towards greatness. Make your "team behind the team" instrumental to your next epic win.
For years organizations have been measuring employee engagement. So why haven’t we moved the needle on the very basic service profit chain?
The single most important thing a boss can do is focus on guidance: giving it, receiving it, and encouraging it. Guidance, which is fundamentally just praise and criticism, is usually called “feedback,” but feedback is screechy and makes us want to put our hands over our ears. Guidance is something most of us long for.
Coaching has become a critical competency for today’s leaders, and has been shown to deliver a number of benefits including: increased performance, communication skills, and better work relationships. Here are six techniques to use during your coaching conversations to make them productive.
For more productive 1on1s, use the GROW method (Goal setting, Reality checking of the current situation, Options available to move forward to the goal, and What, When, Who, a commitment to action.)