23 results for tag: Peter Bregman


The Best Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help

I think of myself as strong. I see myself as someone who can manage a lot of stress. Who can get a tremendous amount accomplished in a day. Who can work long hours and pull through in clutch moments. Who doesn’t give up in the face of problems, but works ...
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Every Successful Leader Has Blind Spots. Here’s How to Discover Yours

Geoff, a client whose name I’ve changed to protect his privacy, is a successful entrepreneur. The business he started has grown impressively. He is visionary and passionately committed to his vision. He works tremendously hard. Geoff is generally a nice ...
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13 Ways We Justify, Rationalize, or Ignore Negative Feedback

Everybody loves feedback… as long as it's positive. But most of us dislike negative feedback so much that we’ve even changed the name—it’s not negative, it’s constructive. Still, it’s an irreplaceable, valuable gift. We need to know when ...
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How to (Finally) Follow Through on Better Habits

In my defense, I was tired. It had been a long day involving travel and time zone changes. But that’s the point really. When aren’t we tired? Or stressed? Or over-scheduled and busy? So when the hotel offered me a chocolate chip cookie, I took it. And ...
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To Develop Leadership Skills, Practice in a Low-Risk Environment

It was the second day of an intensive leadership program I lead once a year and there were 20 participants in the room. Gupta and Randi* were standing in the middle of the group, opposite each other. “I can’t do it!” Gupta insisted as Randi stood ...
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Learning is Supposed to Be Uncomfortable

The process our workshop leader asked us to follow was simple enough. We broke into small groups as she directed, taking turns being the “leader” while the others in the group played various roles. She was a good teacher — she described what we had to ...
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How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding

Think about something you're having a hard time getting started on, something important to you. Maybe it’s a particular kind of work — like writing a proposal or crafting a particularly delicate email. Maybe it’s an important conversation you know ...
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Stocking Stuffers Designed to Make Anyone Better

There were some amazing books published recently by members of the ExecuNet community that you must get – for yourself, your colleagues, your boss. Anyone in a position of leadership would benefit from reading any of these books right away. Go get 'em! ...
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Leading With Emotional Courage

In this ExecuNet Master Class session, bestselling author Peter Bregman unlocks the secrets of highly successful leaders – no matter your role or level in the hierarchy – and pinpoints the missing ingredient that makes all the difference: Emotional ...
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Courageous Leaders, Ageism, and Top Career Alternatives

It's no secret being a leader is an ever more complex challenge these days. Navigating the corporate world is fraught with politics and forces outside your control. This month, we'll be treated to Master Class sessions on how to lead in a manner most ...
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Ask This 1 Essential Question Now to Save a Ton of Time Later

 It might seem unnecessary, but it'll make a huge difference. “I can see that you worked hard on this report,” Janice, the CEO, told Fred, her head of HR, after sitting through the 45-minute, 33-page PowerPoint presentation about his plans for a ...
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Great Leaders are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn't performing. Three months later, he still hadn't fired him. I asked him why. His answer? "I'm a wimp!" Brad (not his real ...
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