Are You Willing to Change?

  • October 17, 2013

Let me get personal and direct and maybe even get in your face a bit. If you want change to happen in your organization, you’ve got to be willing to change too....

Customers or Employees — Who Comes First?

  • October 10, 2013

Perhaps the oldest conundrum of all is — which came first, the chicken or the egg? Perhaps the oldest in the minds of savvy leaders is what is more important, my...

How Many Goals Should We Set?

  • October 03, 2013

As we plan for the annual goal-setting process (if yours isn’t upon you yet, it will be soon), this is an important question for both your team and for you...

Do You Really Finish Your Projects?

  • September 12, 2013

I mean no disrespect here, but my bet is, based on my experience and observation, that you don’t completely finish your projects. The lack of completion comes on...

Mowing Lawns, Habits and Delegation

  • August 22, 2013

It’s been a few weeks since I have mowed a lawn. When you have a soon to be college senior doing his internship but living at home, the job gets delegated. I was...

Once You Master Delegation …

  • July 25, 2013

Last week, I wrote about some of the challenges that keep us from delegating important work to others (and why John Wayne was part of the problem). Once you get past...

Thoughts on Micromanagement

  • July 11, 2013

When I ask people to list the qualities of great leaders, micromanager never makes the list. But if I ask people to list mistakes leaders make, micromanagement is...

Commitment and Engagement

  • June 20, 2013

We see commitment and engagement all around us, yet, inside of our organizations we seem to ignore or forget the lessons. As a leader, our job is to encourage support...

Innovation Needs Structure

  • June 06, 2013

Ask most people what they think about when they consider creativity and innovation and most likely “structure” and “process” won’t be on...

Want More Innovation: Be a Barrier Buster

  • May 30, 2013

Last week, I did my best Jack Nicholson/Col. Jessup imitation to get you thinking about why you don’t have as much innovation in your team or organization as you...

Remember the Romance After the Courtship

  • April 25, 2013

I’ve been married nearly 27 years, but I have a (vague) memory of the courtship process. You identify someone you would like to attract (we’ll call them a...

When is a Webinar a Good Learning Option?

  • April 04, 2013

We learn in lots of ways and there are lots of tools that can be a part of our overall learning strategy—whether we are thinking about that personally or for our...

Pride is a Two-Sided Coin

  • March 21, 2013

National pride, pride in your company, pride in your products, pride in your children, pride in your team, pride in self. These are things we think about in a positive...

How Leaders Gain Momentum

  • January 24, 2013

Watch the Super Bowl next week and I can guarantee two things: You’ll see far too many camera shots of celebrities at the game, and the word momentum will be...