We as leaders have the ability to create opportunities for other leaders, or people we lead, to learn, change, grow…and to be different. We are not responsible for the choices that others make when given those opportunities; we cannot make the choice for them. For accountability to exist, only they have the ability to choose to […]
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I never truly considered myself a leader until I had the title of “manager,” and even then it was a difficult pill to swallow. Why? One: because I was so busy with my day-to-day obligations, it didn’t occur to me that I was being looked at as a leader. Two: being a leader is scary. […]
The other day my colleagues and I were discussing some of the toughest conversations we’ve had to have at work. These ranged from terminations that did not go well, to bad behavior at the company Christmas party (with the CEO nonetheless!), to a son no longer wanting to be part of the family business, to […]
Change…does it make you feel like you’ve jumped out of an airplane without your parachute? Change is constant, inevitable, and usually follows a predictable pattern, especially in the business world. So, we should be used to it, right? Why does that simple word cause panic and anxiety in so many of us?
The value of strategic planning is clear when followed through upon to successful completion. But plans alone do not equal success. At the core of business success is people. “If you ever want a strategic plan that’s going to work, make sure you have somebody handling all of the things that come out of strategic […]
What’s the first thought that comes to mind when a company seeks to make a purchase? ROI. Return on investment as quantified by a multitude of data, sales numbers and tangible results. It’s no surprise in our fast-paced, highly competitive world today that decisions are made almost by way of mathematical equation, computable efforts that […]
Stop and think for a second. Is there a boss, mentor or colleague that has inspired you, someone you’d go above and beyond for? What is it about them?
Picture this: You’ve gathered the brightest people, the clear experts and the highest performing teammates to solve a problem. With brainpower like that in one room, there is an inherent expectation for a rapid, impactful solution. Then, weeks go by with no solution or one that has negatively affected productivity, growth, culture – or all […]