As the Summer Olympics of 2016 unfolded, the successes of athletes from around the world made international headlines. And no matter what country, team, or individual you were rooting for, those athletes all had one thing in common: Coaching. Think about that for a few seconds. Contestants in the Olympics don’t make it to that […]
When you hear the name Disney, the word ‘failure’ doesn’t pop into your mind. Success, yes. “The Happiest Place on Earth”—definitely! What could this uber-profitable company possibly know about failure?
“Growth Mindset” mania has hit America, and everyone from corporate executives to educational leaders are talking about the topic. Carol Dweck’s Mindset: A New Psychology of Success has stirred conversations about the ability every person has to keep learning, growing, and achieving in order to reach his/her full potential. And those of us at LEADon […]
Over the years, we have appreciated being involved with organizations during the holiday season. Many take time to celebrate your Corporate Family®—from reflecting on accomplishments to acknowledging employees for all of the contributions they’ve made during the preceding months. We’ve also shared this fun list of “leadership lessons” that we’ve complied, putting our own Corporate […]
You may have noticed that there’s been a lot of conversation lately about “grit.” This issue has arisen partly due to societal concerns about Millennials’ and their younger counterparts’, the so-called “911 Generation,” lack of resolve, determination, and perseverance. In reality, though, there are members of every generation in today’s workforce who could use more […]
As I re-read the email, I could hardly believe it had been sent a month plus a few days before I lost a good friend and colleague. His death had been sudden, and the sadness of his loss has greatly impacted all of us who had the chance to know Jay. Personally, he loved life […]