Author Archives: vivianbrauer

Book Review: The Leadership Habit

  Taken from Amazon: The 10 essential skills to transform the way you lead The Leadership Habit provides the framework for patterns of behavior that will transform the way you lead. By articulating a clear, well-defined standard of what it means to be a leader, this book condenses volumes of advice and opinion into 10 key… read more

The Leader’s Mindset

Your life and career are as good as your mindset. If you believe the world is against you and nothing can go your way, that mindset will bleed into everything that you do. Similarly, if you believe that you are a great leader that makes things happen, that will also be seen in everything that… read more

How to Develop an Effective Mentoring Relationship

Not everyone is born a leader, but anyone is capable of becoming one. Leadership focuses on building others and transforming potential. Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he [or she] wants to do it.” What expectations do you have for your… read more

Book Review: Innovating Innovation

Taken from Amazon: Breakthrough Innovation Tools for Successful Leadership Innovation needs innovation: Innovation is broken. Business leadership and management struggle to find ways to crack through their own corporate politics or bureaucratic silos, to move from defense to offense, to nurture real breakthrough, to drive visionary creativity in ways that add new value to everything they… read more

How to Get Buy-In and Create Consensus

Picture yourself as a manager in an organization. Your department is set to undergo a large restructure which will not only change the individuals on your team, but also the scope of work and responsibility. Your Director mentioned the restructure a few months ago and today informed you of their strategy that they are now… read more

How to be an Innovative Thinker

The only thing constant is change. In today’s fast-paced world, it is essential to be one step ahead of the competition to remain relevant and in the game.  According to McKinsey, 80% of executives think their current business models are at risk to be disrupted in the near future.  How do you overcome disruption? Innovation.… read more

Book Review: Return on Courage

Taken from Amazon: Unlock Courage What do an astronaut, a Navy SEAL, the co-founder of Method, the former VP of communications at Apple, and the president of Domino’s all have in common? Ryan Berman spent three years shadowing the most courageous people and leaders on the planet to find out what they have done to… read more

How to Succeed in Change Management

In today’s world, change management is an essential part of business. Globalization and advancements in technology have created a fast-paced, “eat or be eaten” business environment where change is required to survive. In the words of Peter Drucker, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Think about… read more

5 Common Negotiation Mistakes

What comes to mind when you hear the word negotiation? For many, it is salary or business deals. But negotiation is much broader than that. You can negotiate the cost of a car or home, insurance rates, goods and services, and the list goes on. To recognize that everything is negotiable is the foundation of… read more