Playing Well in the Sandbox

Our organization is just one big sandbox is it not? Our projects slightly smaller, but sandboxes none the less. Leaders need to create the right environment within our teams to enable people to work...
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...

Dealing with Blind Spots

I have had the enviable (or not) task of teaching a number of people to drive, including two teenage girls of my own. (Evidenced by distinct thinning of my hair). If I had to...
Take Responsibility - Be happy

Take Responsibility – Be Happy

The real question is whether or not you want to be happy at work? You won't ever be happy if you constantly tell yourself that you're "stressed to the max” don`t like your co-workers...

One Last Lesson From the Global Warming Debate

A leader’s role is to ensure that while demanding the team is in lock step, marching towards that goal, they equally ensure that the respectful consideration of members input positions the team to feel engaged....
He Drives me Crazy

He Drives Me Crazy!

Over the holidays I read a very interesting book entitled “The Elephant in the Room: How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations” written by Diane McLain-Smith. McLain Smith suggests an...

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...

Criticism Used Right

Nobody has been exempted from criticism. In the business world, criticism is necessary to get things done, to achieve the organization's objective and to obtain growth and success!
Leadership Lessons from SAMCRO

Leadership Lessons from SAMCRO

A few weeks ago we stumbled across a “Sons of Anarchy” season seven marathon on satellite TV that was airing in preparation for the series finale. I admit that the popularity of the show...

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