Leadership requires being open to new ideas and one of the best ways to expose yourself to new thinking is through reading. We recommend leaders read not only from their technical field, or on the topic of leadership, but from a wide range of disciplines...

By Dana Gillis, Executive Coach David Ogilvy, the original Don Draper, came up with a list of “10 Things to Look for In a Leader.” Traits listed were, charisma; a capacity for hard work; guts under pressure – resilience in defeat; creativity; courage; a sense of humor;...

Have you ever wished you could learn a new skill or get better at something?  Or even change a habit? It's usually hard, and you can make it easier. Smart researchers in business, academia and the military are working to enhance learning, performance and creativity. They have...

Our last blog post looked at how to establish Ground Rules for your meeting. Now, it’s time to look at how to make efficient use of your time. This means having some structure to hold everyone to the objective you have set out and making...

The first step in conducting a successful meeting is to establish the rules of engagement. It is important to establish standards of behavior that keep the meeting moving, while respecting every participant’s input and value to the group. The tool for this is a set of...