Q&A with Kevin Kruse, founder of LEADx

Kevin Kruse believes that wholehearted leadership for employee engagement is the key to unlocking dramatic business results and better relationships for individuals. And if you think that’s something that I’d agree with, you’re absolutely right. I do. Kevin interviewed me last year on his LEADx podcast where we had a great conversation about effective meetings, and I’m delighted that he [...]

Q&A with Paul Downs, author of Boss Life (Part I)

Paul Downs started making custom furniture in 1986, shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in engineering. Downs has only one line on his résumé, but he has a wide variety of skills gained in twenty-five years of running his business. His clients range from individuals and small businesses to Fortune [...]

Q&A with Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor, Part II

Last week, Kim Scott joined us for a Q&A. She’s not only the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, but also co-founder and CEO of Candor, Inc. To read the first part of this interview, click here.  Paul: With more and more employees preferring to get home as quickly as possible, after-hours connecting [...]

Q&A with Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor, Part I

  You would be surprised at how many questions and emails I get each week on the topic of difficult conversations – giving and getting feedback and the general discomfort that goes along with being candid with employees, teams, and family members.  That’s why I am so happy to have Kim Scott here this week [...]

Q&A with Anese Cavanaugh, author of Contagious Culture

As a fantastic follow-up to Mindy Hall’s Q&A early this month, Anese Cavanaugh is here to continue the conversation of living with intention – both in work and life – and even takes it a step further with “how you show up matters.” Anese is the award-winning creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®) [...]

Q&A with Mindy Hall, PhD, author of Leading with Intention

There is much insight to gain from Mindy Hall and her answers below, but perhaps my favorite is her personal motto: “I want it to matter that we met.” It is obvious to see through her work as CEO of Peak Development Consulting and author of Leading with Intention: Every Moment Is a Choice that [...]

Q&A with David Burkus, author of Under New Management

David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. His latest book, Under New Management, challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don’t work — and reveals what does. Read on for David’s insights [...]

Q&A with Dr. Liane Davey

Dr. Liane Davey is a psychologist, business strategist, author and speaker. The co-founder of 3COze, she works daily to take healthy teams to the next level of performance and to rehabilitate teams that have become unproductive and toxic. She does this by combining her expertise in strategy with her deep insight into group dynamics – [...]

HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS PART III: ONE MORE PUZZLE PIECE

In the first two parts in this series, we built upon the work done by a Google research team that identified two key elements present in high performing teams. 1.    Psychological safety—people felt safe to talk. 2.    Broad participation—all team members have equal opportunity to contribute to the group conversation. The third element of being a high-performing [...]

The Art of Clearing

Sometimes your thoughts don’t help. Psychology researchers at the University of Chicago wondered what would happen if students took a few minutes to jot down all their worries just before taking an exam. They idea was to clear the working memory of anything that could interfere with the mental clarity the students needed to perform [...]