Archive for Motivation – Page 2

Practicing the discipline of gratitude

Practicing the Discipline of Gratitude

The Presidential election already seems like ancient history. Our new President is front and center in the news and on everyone’s minds these days. But the work continues behind the scenes for aides of rival candidate Hillary Clinton.

In particular, one staffer single-handedly answers the thousands of pieces of correspondence that Ms. Clinton still receives everyday. In gratitude, she insists on sending a personal reply to each one. I believe that gratitude is a gift we should express everyday not only because it’s the right thing to do, but for our own happiness and well-being. Read More→

Two Congressmen drive to DC

A “Bromance” is Born on a 1,600-Mile Drive to DC

They’re fierce opponents on opposite sides of the aisle. But two Congressmen put politics aside and did their own version of Carpool Karaoke by sharing a 1,600 mile drive from Texas to Washington, DC to arrive in time for an important vote.

Reps. Beto O’Rourke (D) and Will Hurd (R) live-streamed their trip and people tuning in loved it. Can’t their budding bromance become a model for other opposing members of Congress? Can’t it influence how we collaborate with people we work with, doing what’s right for our company even if we personally don’t agree? Can’t we discuss our points of view with people without the conversation dissolving into a screaming match? Read More→

Job interview

How NOT to Get the Best From a Job Candidate

I subscribe to HubSpot and consider it an outstanding source of marketing news. I often refer to their studies in my posts.

But a recent article entitled 5 Interview Questions to Assess Emotional Intelligence was dead wrong. Having interviewed many job candidates, I’ve discovered that the best approach is to bring out the best in a candidate. What is she proud of? What skills and experience will add value to the organization? Read More→

Characteristics of a successful leader

Does the President-Elect Possess the Qualities of a Global Leader?

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States has many people thinking, and even obsessing, about the qualities required to be the leader of the free world.

Over the course of my career, I’ve worked for good and bad leaders. I’ll open with what I consider a leader’s primary duty – to communicate his or her vision for the organization.

Some experts would say this is the second step in being a leader; first comes the vision. But without communications across, up, down and outside the organization, a leader’s vision will never be realized. Above all, a leader needs to be communicating a clear and consistent message. Read More→