Make your own cartoon tool to succeed at work!

Being clear on who we are and what we have to do at work is indispensable to keep our ego-system in check, to cultivate a learning mindset and to operate from a place of peace of mind for the greater benefit of our team and ...

Are You a “Too-Much-In-The-Details” Boss?

As a long-time member of LaL’s 360º feedback team, I talk to a lot of folks about their bosses. At times, it’s very inspiring — a great boss can have a powerful impact on their direct reports and the overall culture of their ...

Radio (NPR): Is technology interfering with your relationships?

  Listen to LaL President Shayne Hughes tell NPR’s Rachel Martin on Weekend Edition how technology impacts relationships and about his experiment banning internal email at LaL for a week.

Setting Limits to Others’ Anger

This blog post is the second in a series on anger. The previous post, “Damn, I just lost my temper again” delved into the difficulties of mastering our own anger. Below, I explore setting limits when others get angry with us or around ...

The Secret to Giving Transformational Feedback

Recently while I was collecting feedback from a colleague of a client as part of an in-depth 360º assessment, I was struck by something rare: The opinions she shared were unusually direct, detailed and thoughtful, yet clearly coming ...

Love What’s Precious, Today

I have children in 4th and 2nd grade, so the Newtown elementary school massacre scared me more than other recent gun rampages. My boys go to a public elementary school in a “safe” neighborhood, and Newtown was an unnerving reminder ...

The Courage to Lead Culture Change

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Peter Drucker   Creating change is an act of courage. In this month’s issue of Fortune magazine, former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz is quoted saying to incumbent CEO Marissa Mayer, faced with ...

LaL in Forbes!

Learning as Leadership goes to extremes to reduce internal emails — and lives to report the time-saving insights Is your organization’s internal email filling up your inbox? Did you just receive three more while reading ...

The Right Mindset for Success (and following your passion, and inspiring your people)

This week we want to share with you a fascinating interview HBR conducted with Carol Dweck, professor at Stanford University and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success in early 2012. Here’s the link to the 15 min podcast ...

The Courage to Fail — Publicly

Gandhi is a larger than life figure — revered for his rousing movement of civil disobedience. He and his peaceful followers are credited with bringing down British control of India when no amount of violence could have. But did you ...