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!
Lessons from a dance dad - part 2

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM A DANCE MOM – PART 2

It’s me again, and as stated Monday, I used to be a dance dad. I spent the week-ends watching my daughter dance - for many years. Yes, she did really well, but what struck...
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...

Doing More With Less

We are without a doubt, living through a time when we are being asked continually to do more with less. My feeling is that many are becoming fatigued with the requests to do so....
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...

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...

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....

Empowering Employees

The old adage that there is no “I” in team carries an implicit understanding of the need for collaboration to realize real success. That being said, if leaders are to see the best from...

When Work is A Safe Place

We all likely know what it is like to work in an environment, or for someone, who does not value differing opinions or points of view. It stifles real discussion and it handcuffs the...

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