“I’m Not Listening!: The Best Way to Get Your Team to Hear Your Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

“John” and I had spent the better part of the hour talking about what her direct report, “Janis,” needed to be a more effective manager. Bless her heart, Janis had a hard time accepting feedback. Janis needs to hear how you are working on you.”

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Lessons from Love-focused Businesses

Steve Farber

Janis Spindel, the president of Serious Matchmaking , believes the type of trust and confidence you need when looking for personal love are also vital to leadership in any business. “A Love has always been good business. No, I’m not talking about the world’s oldest profession. That’s not love. I’m talking about the kind of love that leads to wedding bells – businesses that cater to people who want to find true love or who have found it and want to celebrate it.

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What Entertainers Can Tell Us about Personal Strength, Part II

Building Personal Strength

You are all you've got.” - Janis Joplin On AWARENESS - “Life is a great big canvas—throw all the paint on it you can.” - Danny Kaye On SELF-DISCIPLINE - “Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life.

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Your Voice of Encouragement: Integrity - Keep Your Word and Honor.

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, February 22, 2010 Integrity - Keep Your Word and Honor Your Promises It’s not always easy to do the right thing, especially if no one’s watching. But it’s always worth it. Trust hangs in the balance.

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Why We Work Hard and Persevere

Michael Lee Stallard

While there we recorded a podcast interview with Janis Apted, Associate Vice President for Faculty Development. The U.S.S. Montpelier Command Philosophy (below) is an outstanding example of values articulated in a clear and compelling way. Remember that values at their best are a source of pride and guidance for employees. To be the most effective, values must be communicated in writing and verbally because people usually learn by reading or listening.

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The Eight Phases of Brand Love

Harvard Business Review

When entrepreneur Janie Hoffman launched Mamma Chia, a unique health beverage comprised of chia seeds floating in a jello-like texture, she knew she would have to educate the consumer. “I really think of Diet Coke as my boyfriend.”. A wave of laughter hit the focus group observation room that was so loud that I’m sure the respondents could hear us on the other side of the 2-way mirror. Did that woman really say she thought that Diet Coke was like her boyfriend?

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How John F. Kennedy Changed Decision Making for Us All

Harvard Business Review

Yale psychologist Irving Janis used the debacle to coin the term “groupthink,” which refers to a psychological drive for consensus at any cost that suppresses dissent and appraisal of alternatives. Late in the evening on October 18, 1962, Attorney General Robert Kennedy squeezes into the front seat of his car. With him is the CIA director, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a driver. Six other high-level officials crowd into the back seat.

Three Tips For Overcoming Your Blind Spots

Harvard Business Review

There’s also ample research – psychologist Irving Janis is the pioneer in this area – that when groups become too close-knit they fall prey to illusions of invincibility. Ernst Cramer , the late, great editor-in-chief of the German daily Die Welt , once recounted how as a college student in America in the midwest, just after World War II, he questioned in a math class whether the textbook was not mistaken in a particular instance.