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Many people focus on high visibility actions to project their talent. They look for grand strategies, innovative products, and other marks of distinction. What they often overlook are the personal attributes – how they do things – that can

Avoiding pitfalls

Why is change so difficult? Changes in technology and the economy challenge us to shift how we work. Yet, we flounder in our responses. Rarely, are the primary problems with change technical in nature. Rather, the problems arise in how people react

Negative thoughts can become viruses that eat away at our creativity and motivation. As one of my mentors, Eugene Kleiner of the legendary Kleiner Perkins venture capital firm, told me, “It’s not what you know or even who you know that

A.) What’s missing from making the most of talent in organizations today? Our research shows that 30 to 40% of talent lies untapped in even the best of organizations. Correspondingly, employee satisfaction falls short of what employees want by a

A. What gets in the way of solving tough issues together? Some people would say that it’s egos, but the challenges go deeper than egos. When people are fearful of losing in a negotiation or losing face in a discussion, they lose their best