The Lead, AchieveForum’s weekly brief of leadership news and insights, provides quick clarity into relevant headlines and straight-forward analysis for applying effective leadership tools and techniques. Continue reading The Lead: Boeing beats Airbus, Saving Sears, Expanding Hulu
If your management said “You are most definitely on our A team!”—how would you feel? Now, suppose you were told that you are clearly on the B team or “the everybody-else team”—how motivated would you feel then? Too often, management … Continue reading Giving the best development to your high potentials? Think again.
The Titanic disaster is one of the most familiar stories there is; it has been called the greatest news story of modern times. One hundred years later, historians are still arguing about what could have or should have been done … Continue reading Business lessons from the Titanic
As someone who works at a leadership training company, I started to think about leadership mistakes on the football field and how managers in the workplace often make these same mistakes: A seasoned coach was letting a rookie make important … Continue reading How to work as a team with your employees
Did you know that an average company turns over roughly one-quarter of management positions each year? The loss of even one leader can be costly, given that about 50 percent of replacements fail within 18 months. Our research shows that … Continue reading How to build a pipeline of leadership talent
An effective story has a clear purpose and it is linked to the broader purpose of the communication. It taps into people’s sentiments, emotions, feelings, empathy and thoughts. Facts and data do not, in and of themselves, compel the imagination—unless … Continue reading Creating effective business stories