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How to Avoid Having a Frozen Middle in Your Company

In today’s ever-increasing complexity of business, companies of all sizes are developing frozen middles. Here’s how to avoid that.

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This Makes My Head Explode

There is a conversation that happens all too often when I speak with business owners. It’s a talk that makes my head explode! It goes something like this. I’m usually …

Leaders: If you Confuse, You Lose

A confused mind says NO. If you confuse the people around you, the overall performance will be greatly reduced or even eliminated.

6 Great Questions to Lead Your Team

Being a leader requires the ability to build rapport with your team. Those following you must have good reason to do so. Every time you have a one-on-one, you have a big opportunity to add to and build that individual rapport.

The Great Leadership Debate: Nature vs Nurture

Visit the best business schools on the planet and you are likely to hear a robust debate about the virtues of leadership. The central question is whether great leaders are …

Building Team Trust When Some Don’t Trust Anyone

Dan was recognized as a strong and effective leader. He had earned the respect from the CEO and other senior leaders at his company. In his newest assignment, he had …

Leaders Don’t Kick the Can and Check the Box

Busy-ness is all around us. You hear complaints about how tired and frustrated people can be because of all the work they have going on.

Managers, How Do You Show Up?

Whether you are the boss or just one of the team, you have choices every minute of every day. The way you decide to show up in the moment can be the single greatest factor in measuring your effectiveness and success.