Category: Management

Authentic leadership

Being an Authentic Leader Does Not Always Come Naturally

One of the highest valued attributes of great leaders is their authenticity. Being authentic does not always come naturally. The good news is, you can develop a more authentic leadership… Read more »

Taking time for personal reflection

Establishing a Personal Reflection

Living life with intentional direction is far more rewarding than one day arriving at some destination and wondering why or how you got there.

21 Ways to Improve Leadership Effectiveness

Every box on every organization chart is about who the executive or manager is going to be. At least that is where the thinking usually starts. We somehow think we… Read more »

Great Leaders Don’t Set Out to Be a Leader

Seldom does an individual sense the call of leadership at an early age; as in “I’m going to be a fireman” or “I’m going to be an astronaut”.

Bad bosses suck!

5 Reasons Why Bad Bosses Suck So Bad

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,… Read more »

Friends at work

Managers Being a Friend at Work or Just Friendly?

Anyone who has ever become a supervisor or manager knows the strain of drawing fine lines around relationships at work. Some companies have very explicit fraternization policies. Others are far… Read more »

Leadership Avoiding the Split

In a recent Ted Talk, Simon Sinek eloquently describes the most critical pivot point in the life of all companies, communities, and tribes. He presents the principle that all organizations… Read more »

Great Leadership Builds Trust – Here’s Why It Matters

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… Read more »

Leadership: It’s in the Bag, Part II

When coaching an executive or business owner about leadership, there is a word picture that tells so much more than all the other metaphors. That word picture is golf. Those of you… Read more »

Saying Thanks to Old Mentors for Their Inspiration

This week families across the USA gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. It means many different things to different people. As one of my clients shared when I asked about his plans,… Read more »