What Are You Waiting For?
There comes a time in life when you’ve done all the thinking, study, analysis, and planning you can do. You reach a decision point. Then it happens. You freeze. You cannot go forward. You’re stuck. The question is then, what are you waiting for? What is it that holds you back, makes you balk? How […]
Four Stages of Effective Communication for Managers
Managers face a constant struggle to improve communication within their work teams. Besides being able to accurately articulate any technical aspects about the work (every industry has its key phrases, terms, and buzz words), business leaders have to be ever-mindful of some very basic principles of effective communication. We usually think about communication as a […]
Change and Progress, Are They Twins?
Change for the sake of change is meaningless. However, progress toward a new goal or achievement is more vital and more valuable to your organization.
Leaders Getting It Right
Over the last couple of months, I’ve had the pleasure of watching a manager guide his team through a very successful series of events and opportunities. The way he has mastered the leadership of his interesting group has just been amazing to me. I’ve watched them overcome great obstacles, some uncertainty, and definite challenges to […]
You’re On Mute
It’s a familiar phrase that has rapidly risen to the top of our vocabulary while we attempt to engage and conduct business remotely. Zoom, Teams, Google Spaces, and Slack have risen to the top of the heap for connecting these days. Yet often as the session opens up, someone has that little red “X” showing […]
Happy Easter 2022
There was this man who claimed to be the Son of God. He taught a TOTALLY new way to live and introduced us to a concept called Heaven, a different afterlife than Judaism taught. He taught us that God is our Father and resides in Heaven, preparing it for us. He said that God wants […]
SFT: A Simple Reminder for Leadership Performance
Dr. David L. Cook is a sports performance coach and business consultant who has made the phrase “SFT” famous. Leadership performance can be reduced to these three little ideas. You might know Dr. Cook’s name from a little book titled “Seven Days in Utopia”. The book was made into a movie starring Robert Duvall and […]
Who Lights Your Fire?
This quote from W.B. Yeats is a great reminder for those of us in leadership roles. Let me repeat it : Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~W.B. Yeats When we try to train our team or build a new product or service, education surrounding the details […]
Employers – Have You Been Ghosted?
The job market keeps getting weirder. Employers and hiring managers are now, more than ever, reporting ‘ghosting’ as the new normal. What do we mean? In popular street slang, being ‘ghosted’ in a relationship means never hearing from him/her again. Texts, calls, and emails go unanswered. The other party becomes a ‘ghost.’ Even though you […]
Bold Leader Moves in the Current Market
With the turmoil in the job market, what has your company or organization done to secure the team you have and attract new talent when the need arises?