Peter Bregman Archive
Published November 14, 2013
Nate Eisman recently started working for a large consulting firm after many years as an independent consultant. He called me a few days ago for some advice.
Published November 13, 2013
Some people are naturally pre-disposed to being highly productive. Each day moves them one day closer to what they intend to accomplish over the year.
Published October 04, 2013
We need to be diligent and disciplined about how we act, because we’re always on stage.
Published September 26, 2013
We often spend considerable unconscious effort ignoring what we feel because it can be painful. Who wants to be afraid or jealous or insecure? So we stifle the feelings, argue ourselves out of them, or distract ourselves with busy work or small talk.
Published September 12, 2013
How often do meetings consist of one presentation after the next, while the executives listen numbly or answer emails under the table? How often does the conversation involve everything but the big issues that need executive attention?
Published July 11, 2013
What makes leadership hard isn’t the theoretical, it’s the practical. It’s not about knowing what to say or do. It’s about whether you’re willing to experience the discomfort, risk, and uncertainty of saying or doing it.
Published May 31, 2013
Typically, we choose our leaders for their skill at conveying messages clearly and powerfully. But, in my experience, it’s their ability to receive messages that distinguishes the best leaders from the rest.
Published May 03, 2013
We’re so focused on our own challenges that it’s often hard to acknowledge the challenges of others.
Published March 29, 2013
Maybe getting the object of our desire isn’t what we really desire. Maybe it’s the desire itself which we desire. In other words, maybe it’s more pleasurable to want things than to have them.
Published March 08, 2013
Attunement is being in synch with who's and what's around you. When you're in attunement, you're curious. You ask questions, you listen to the answers, and you empathize.