Innovation, Risk & Failure at Pixar

In a recent interview, Ed Catmull, the cofounder of Pixar, shares his views on risk, failure and culture. The entire interview is worthwhile, but I found Ed’s perspective on these three issues to be especially insightful and applicable to all industries. Taking Risks The nature of innovation requires risk taking. This creates a fundamental tension[…]

5 Essential Tips for Coaching Talent Through Storytelling

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3 Phrases that Kill Trust in the Workplace

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3 Leadership Blogs We Follow

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Three Leadership Blogs We Follow

Finding powerful, useful and inspirational resources about leadership is what we do every day at RealTime Performance. We look for content related to leadership that will resonate with our clients’ employees, managers and executives. With the popularity of blogs and self-published content, we’ve noticed there’s a lot to read about leadership out there in cyberspace.[…]

Marissa Mayer Under the Spotlight: What Can Leaders Learn About Trust?

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, was hired to fix a broken organization. She came into the spotlight recently with her decision to remove the option to work from home. This caused a huge uproar – tweets, blog posts and articles spread like the flu within minutes after a copy of the memo was released. Never[…]

3 Videos to Inspire Your Resolutions

Even if you haven’t created a formal list of New Year’s Resolutions, it’s likely you’re thinking of things you’d like to do differently in 2013. Feeling successful, communicating effectively and creating meaningful relationships are at the core of our lives at work and at home. As such, there is always room for improvement in these[…]

Resource Round-Up: Questions and Conversations

Journalists know the importance of the Five W’s (who, what, when, where, why…and don’t forget how). They understand that the difference between a good or bad question can make or break a story, and potentially their career. As leaders we also need to be intentional about the questions we ask and the conversations we have[…]

Mind Your Message

When we communicate, what are we really saying with the words we use? Consider these common phrases: no problem, at the end of the day, manage expectations. What do these clichés mean? When we use them, are we effectively communicating? Or are we just using these expressions to fill a void? There’s no judgment here[…]