Have you ever been “in the zone,” where projects felt almost effortless? If you’ve ever experienced this, you were in a state of Flow. This term was coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his seminal work Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. Flow triggers can be a powerful ally for anyone in leadership.
“You know that what you need to do is possible to do, even though difﬁcult, and sense of time disappears. You forget yourself. You feel part of something larger.” —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
McKinsey Consulting conducted a 10-year research study where they found that top executives reported being five times more productive when in a state of Flow. If we could increase the time we spend in Flow by 15-20% (by increasing Flow triggers), overall productivity in the workplace would almost double, researchers found.Read more →
In business today, siloed decisions can create a major gap between strategy and execution. This gap causes a lack of clarity and focus across the organization, and can greatly affect the bottom line and sustainability. Success depends on the entire senior leadership team to address both their individual or divisional responsibilities and their collective responsibility for the company as a whole. In short, gaining organizational alignment is critical in today’s complex business landscape.Read more →
Do a quick search for “business failure” and in less than half a second, Google will return more than 10 million results. You read that right. Ten million. Failure in business is a major concern. Putting in the hard work of creating and sustaining leadership accountability is a priority every company must achieve to survive.
Why do so many organizations fail? According to Gene Morton and his Leaders First process, it is because leaders: 1) Do not set critical outcomes for the organization, and 2) Do not communicate who is accountable and give the power to ensure the outcome is delivered.Read more →
Welcome back to the Lucrative Leadership Conversations podcast! Over the past two episodes, we have discussed how leaders can master change by leveraging their conversations to impact others within the organization. Today, we look at one of the most critical decisions of effective leadership: Creating foundational business outcomes.
My co-host, Gene Morton, has developed the Leaders First Process, which includes “6 Bold Steps” leaders can take to sustain performance and create a collaborative structure that aligns with your vision. In episode 4, we introduced the 6 Bold Steps with Step #1: Leaders agree to commit to personal responsibility. Today, we introduce and unpack Step #2: Defining critical business outcomes. Gene and I discuss what these critical outcomes are, what they are not, and how they act like a compass pointing toward profitability. Developing critical business outcomes will allow leaders to greatly improve Clarity and Focus within their organization.Read more →
In the world of business, the goal today is increased team collaboration. This concept has gained traction and evolved significantly over the last couple of decades. But what is it, and how do we achieve effective collaboration among our teams in today’s shifting leadership environment?Read more →
Welcome back! This is Part 2 of my introduction to the context of the “Lucrative Leadership Conversations” podcast. Today’s episode is an Introduction to the technology and art of business conversations.
Let’s begin with a few questions:
Question #1 – Do you think greater clarity, focus, accountability, and commitment would improve the performance or your leadership team and your organization? Read more →
After seven business ventures and over 35 years of experience, I have learned several critical elements to developing a sustainable business that remains profitable over time. One of these critical elements is relevant business science that impacts our conversations in leadership as managers, supervisors, and especially CEO’s.
Let’s look at 7 psychological factors of effective business science that have a direct influence on our leadership capacity. Once we are aware of these areas, we can determine both our strengths and shortcomings to guide us towards deeper and more effective leadership.
How do Leaders sustain performance and profitability living into an exponentially changing future and leverage the collective intelligence within their organizations? How can Leaders create clarity, improve focus, increase accountability and gain commitment that results in superior performance. This is the focus of our brand new Lucrative Leadership Podcast.