What Is There Beyond Leadership?

Depending on the social circles you find yourself in, the discussions about leadership are maturing. The awareness of the need for strong, capable leaders is abundantly clear. Great books have been written. Theory and practice have grown into reality. Yet, as with anything in our universe, there is always something more. Effective leadership is not […]

Ever Hear of a Self-Eating Watermelon?

self-eaten watermelon

Definition : A project that contains enough seeds of success right within its own boundaries. How many of you work for or in a self-eating watermelon project or organization? I doubt many would say yes. You see I hear a lot of excuses why a project fails. Outside influences get a big part of the […]

Leadership: Weathering the Storm

Storms

The U.S. has been experiencing some storms of epic proportions. Rain, snow, wind, hail, and tornadoes have whipped the country for weeks and months. Property damage in the millions and, sadly, lives have been lost. For anyone in a leadership position, you too will see storms happening from time to time. While waiting on the […]

Building Trust – Why It Matters

Team Trust

In any relationship, trust is a key element. Without it, things don’t last very long. With trust you can withstand most anything. Managers at every level of an organization must seek first to build a foundation of trust within their circle of influence. The world is craving a new story about leadership and business, one […]

Making Things Bigger Than They Really Are

Chicken Little courtesy Disney Corp

Do you sometimes make things bigger than they really are? Managers and leaders need to be on watch for overstating what is going on. More importantly, they need to throttle their internal reaction to the things around them. The great social activist Chicken Little was quoted as saying “The sky is falling” when he had […]

5 Reasons Why Bad Bosses Suck So Bad

Bad bosses suck!

Face it, we all know or have had bad bosses. It seems to be a given in the business world. It’s been true for decades. With all the intelligence, studies, coaching, schools, and programs, why do some bosses still suck? I’m going to offer 5 reasons. Promotion –  Sadly, getting promoted can be the worst […]