Month: August 2014

Just one more day to win! Add your voice for upcoming online events

We want your help in planning our upcoming Leadership Skills Series online events, AND we’re giving away PRIZES in return for your help! It will take less than 5 minutes of your time. Click here to complete the survey You’ll get ten chances to win a signed copy of my newest book Generations Exposed: Unexpected […]

How to inspire the close-to-retirement employee

My newest column in The Globe & Mail‘s Leadership Lab series just launched into cyberspace this morning! “How to inspire the close-to-retirement employee” addresses this question that I am often asked in leadership training workshops and mentoring situations — “How do I elicit high performance from someone who is close – and coasting – to […]

What lies at the root of innovation and creativity?

In his ground-breaking 1990 paper, Carnegie Mellon psychologist John Hayes explores the question “What cognitive factors lead to creativity?” and uncovers convincing evidence on two points: Years of preparation are essential for creative productivity in many fields. Goal setting is the critical element in many creative acts. Frequent blog readers have seen me discourse on […]

Ten prizes up for grabs – complete our short survey for a chance to win!

We need your input as we design our Leadership Skills Series online events for the rest of this year and next.  And in return for five minutes of your time, you could win one of ten signed copies of my latest book Generations Exposed: Unexpected insights into the people you work with. Follow this link […]

The key to problem solving is to define the problem first

When it comes to problem solving, leaders are apt to often leap directly to a possible solution without completely understanding exactly what the difficulty is.  After all, if you’re in a position of leadership, you probably got here because you have a track record of making decisions and getting things done, which means that you […]