I have a lasting interest in how people make good decisions, especially when many people are involved, and many people are affected by the decisions. Currently reading the book “Crucial Conversations“. Towards the end of the book, there is a section on moving from a dialogue towards concrete actions. The authors say that there are… Continue reading The 4 Methods of Decision Making
This week’s video comes from Champery in Switzerland where I have been part of the faculty for a leadership program for the Avanade company. One of the other faculty is a Leadership Coach called Kris Girrell. He shared a simple 4 part structure for a Coaching Conversation. The 4 Coaching Questions What’s Up? What’s So?… Continue reading How to Have a Coaching Conversation
Most people who get paid have a job. A job is where someone pays you to do something that they don’t want to do. A career is where someone pays you because you are awesome at something valuable. In order to build a career you need a couple of things: Mastery – A Rare and… Continue reading Do you have a Career or do you have a Job?
NPR have a wonderful speech database with over 350 great commencement speeches on their resource The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever What are the Most Common Words? Excluding prepositions and other super-common words, the most frequent words appearing in this database of Great Commencement Speeches were: Life Make People World Yourself Make Success Generation Define Human… Continue reading The Top 10 Words in Commencement Speeches
This list was put together by my father, Terry Neill, in the 1980’s as a reminder for himself and those around him about the nature of good leadership, and the easy pitfalls of Non-Leadership. He led businesses through good times and through tough times and I can see the positive impact he has had on… Continue reading My Father’s List: Leaders and Non-leaders
“If you have a dream and you know all the tasks required to achieve the dream, you don’t have a dream… you have a task. A dream is something you don’t yet know how you will be able to accomplish” Alden Mills Alden Mills spent several years as a Navy Seal commander, before launching the… Continue reading Unstoppable Teams
What does it mean to be someone worthy of trust? What does it mean to be someone who is capable of making and keeping promises? This video shares a model from Luis Soares Costa about Trustworthiness. 4 aspects of being Trustworthy Character (Being) Integrity Intent Competence (Doing) Skills Results The following post is reshared from… Continue reading Am I Trustworthy?
This week I have been teaching at the Mid Atlantic Business School on the island of Santa Cruz de la Palma. This video shares a lesson that many participants took from the day: “Listen with Your Eyes“. Hearing is a sense that differs from all our other senses, because it has a buffer. I am… Continue reading Listen with Your Eyes
This is an interview with John Zimmer, one of the leadership communications coaches who joins me regularly at IESE Business School for various programs. This week we are teaching the Executive MBA program. John has a wonderful blog: Manner of Speaking. Four of the top posts at his blog are: The Gettysburg Address: An Analysis… Continue reading IESE Leadership Communications: Q&A with John Zimmer on Common Questions
This is a 36 minute conversation with Bill Gallagher, a business coach and speaker who is beginning to work with Vistage Groups. In this conversation we discuss how a speaker can build their relationship with Vistage leading to invitations to deliver workshops to Vistage groups in their area or region. We also discuss what is… Continue reading Becoming a Vistage Speaker