THE TYRANNY OF THE URBAN LEADERSHIP MYTH

I have more than 20 years of professional experience, 16 with the public service. Over those years I have had the privilege of working with some people with superb talent and excellent leadership skills....

Remembering the Job You Love on the Day You Hate!

Has today been a really bad day?  A boat load of issues to resolve, troubles to fix, and clients to re-engage with. Just the kind of day you hate right? Even people who are relatively happy...

BEING THE RIGHT MENTOR

Good mentoring relationships can be richly rewarding, not only for the person being mentored, but for the mentor too. Mentors can, among other things, provide exceptional learning experiences for their mentees and, in doing...

The Power of Failure

Failure is one of the most dreaded words in the English language. The very idea of failing is enough to stop most people in their tracks. It can cause the majority to simply pack...
Rapport May be the Answer

Rapport May Make the Difference!

  In most areas of life, whether it is sports, family or the work environment, groups or teams perform best when there is harmony, mutual respect and a common enjoyment and appreciation of each other’s...
procrastination

It Can Wait for Tomorrow

Procrastination lurks as the silent killer of dreams, the one reality that drags us, unknowingly, from good to average. Sometimes it is the most benign things, as I’ve learned so well from my teenagers....
The Wake-up Call

The Wake-Up Call

A couple of years ago a gentleman who worked on one of my teams died very suddenly and unexpectedly. He was an extremely nice person who was generous with his time and extremely good...
The Power of Teams

The Power of a Team

It is hard to find anyone who disagrees with the benefits and power of teamwork. Teamwork represents a powerful environment where opinions are respected and individual perspectives valued. Real teamwork also exhibits the unique...
Defining Real Purpose

Defining Real Purpose

“The performance challenges that face companies in every industry…demand the kind of responsiveness, speed, on-line customization, and quality that is beyond the reach of individual performance. Teams bridge this gap.” -Jon Katzenbach & Douglas...

Is it Worth the Risk?

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot Last week we talked about risk and the similarities between success in sporting activities and success in business....

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