What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Pre-Mortems as a Strategic AND Motivational Leadership Tool
On a recent Freakonomics Radio podcast, the authors of that best-selling book—Stephen J. Dubner and Steve Levitt—decided to focus on a key Asset-Based Thinking principle: Failure is Your Friend. Of course, I was intrigued! The topic stems from the authors’ new book, Think Like A Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain,...Read
Prime Yourself to Lead Positive with the Best Neural Cocktail
One of the key principles of Lead Positive is an asset-based focus on yourself: What do you bring to the party? What is uniquely true about you in terms of your skill sets and the competencies you’ve developed over time? I call that your signature presence. Leaders in particular need to develop strategies for recognizing...Read
Leaders Soar with Lead Positive: Register for a leadership workshop today!
I am so excited to tell you about the new workshops that we have developed at The Cramer Institute based on the terrific response I have received about my latest book, Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leader See, Say, and Do. In fact, the response has been so great, we just added new dates for...Read
Purpose Is Your Gift (More Tips From Kevin Cashman)
How can you quiet the voice of self-doubt in your head? According to thought leader and bestselling author Kevin Cashman, the first step is learning to see the big picture of who you are and asking, “What do I really have? What don’t I have?” Today I published Part 2 of my Lead Positive Profile with Kevin...Read
Growing the Whole Leader (Tips from Kevin Cashman)
What is the personal growth necessary for effective leadership? I interviewed Kevin Cashman, pioneer of the “grow the whole person to grow the whole leader” approach to integrated leadership development, to find out. Today I published Part 1 of my Lead Positive Profile with Kevin on my Psychology Today blog. Kevin is the best-selling author...Read
What is your Moon Shot?
I heard a journalist once refer to the new Google business to tackle health issues and rid the world of cancer as, “Google’s new moon shot.” I thought, Wow what a great phrase. Embedded in the psyche of the world, not just in America’s, is the moment that a human being landed on the moon....Read
Lead Positive in the News!
Since we launched Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do in March, I have been working hard to get the message out. In the past month, I have been fortunate enough to have been featured in a number of esteemed outlets, which I’d like to share with you today. Click on the...Read
Leaders Build Trust and Stronger Relationships with Gratitude
Did you know that gratitude may be the key to happiness? Numerous studies have shown strong links between gratitude and increased positive emotions. For me, gratitude is the most rewarding of all the positive emotions because it acknowledges a major victory with humility. That makes it a key to leadership effectiveness as well. This article...Read
Be in the Arena and Live it Every Day (More Tips from Doug Conant)
Today, I published Part 2 of my Lead Positive Profile of Doug Conant, Founder & CEO of ConantLeadership. Doug is also a New York Times bestselling author, the former CEO of Campbell Soup Company, Chairman of Avon Products and Chairman of The Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute. In the profile, Doug shares how he learned to communicate effectively...Read
How to Leave a Lasting Impact (Tips from Doug Conant)
How can you leave a lasting positive impact on the people in your circle of influence? I have been interviewing highly effective leaders on my Psychology Today blog to find out just that. Today, I published Part 1 of my Lead Positive Profile of Doug Conant, Founder & CEO of ConantLeadership. Doug is also a New...Read