Monthly Archives: April 2010

Competitive Arguing: Mojo Zapper

Arguing happens anytime you put a group of intelligent, successful people into a room and give them a problem to solve. It also happens simply because people have egos, and it’s human nature to compete with other members of the tribe. Some competitive executives love a good argument because it’s a chance to show their […]
Posted in career, communication, leadership | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Are You Over-Committed? Of Course!

Over-committing may be a major reason we lose our “Mojo,” according to Marshall Goldsmith in his recent book by the same name. If you’re good at what you do and like your job, it’s easy to take on new challenges. You’re bursting with mojo. People want you in their meetings and on their teams. The […]
Posted in career, communication, leadership | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Bashing the Boss

Talent-management firm DDI found that the average American spends 15 hours a month criticizing or complaining about his or her boss. Indeed, boss-bashing is a popular diversion. But while it may relieve tension and get a few laughs, denigrating your boss is not particularly attractive. Other people will wonder what you’ll say about them when […]
Posted in career, coaching, communication, relationships | Leave a comment

How to Keep Your Leadership Mojo

Historically and culturally, the word “mojo” has been associated with witchcraft and voodoo — specifically, the ability to cast spells. Over the years, it has become urban slang for personal power, magnetism and charisma. In business speak today, mojo refers to the moment we do something purposeful and powerful — an act lauded by others. […]
Posted in career, coaching, leadership | 2 Comments