Every rung I climbed on the corporate ladder was giving my ego the success it so craved. But there was one glaring problem: I wasn’t truly fulfilled. Compelled to reevaluate my life and career, I asked myself the all-important question: What truly matters?
“I am comfortable that this company for which I’ve worked for such a long time believes in doing the right thing. I wouldn’t want to be here if I felt there was a conflict between my values and the company’s core values,” declares Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Today, one in five Millennials reports depression, compared to 16 percent of Generation X and Baby Boomers. If you are a Millennial, life is certainly too precious for such a somber statistic—one that demands a solution. But what can you do if you are having this experience? Go to therapy? Create more earning potential and take [...]
Kenneth Kaye once said, “Conflict is neither good nor bad. Properly managed, it is absolutely vital.” Highly effective leaders identify, understand and develop swift and smart resolutions to workplace conflicts, most of which demand some level of confrontation. Yet I’ve found many coaching clients dread confrontation, shifting the focus toward diversionary topics or simply turning a [...]
My 14-year old niece recently called to ask what to pack for her upcoming visit. In the middle of my suggestions, she interrupted. “Can I ask you a question?”
The Ballena Coast is the setting of our true story, Radical Sabbatical. Nature drips from the trees. The only sounds are those of wildlife. The ocean is pristine and almost devoid of boating activity. It is pure, unadulterated nature.
Innovation has been the king of business buzzwords since before the VCR and home computer hit the mainstream, and its relevance grows by the day—as low-hanging competitive fruit like headcount reductions become increasingly long in the tooth.
Growing up, I—probably like you—caught flack for my music tastes from my parents. Being an avid music fan and the former president of the Duran Duran fan club on the Island of Oahu, I remember my folks’ “Turn that down!” objections well.
There is no question that emotional intelligence (assessed through EQ-i and sounding suspiciously like a unit of the CIA spying on you through your TV during soap operas) is a key facet of effective leadership.