Trust in the Workplace

“My employer” was named by 75% of those surveyed worldwide as the most trusted institution in the recently released 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer. These findings from the annual report, now in its 19th year, reflect the significance of building and maintaining trust in the workplace.

Leaders – Where Are Your People?

Maslow helps us understand. This question is not a literal one. You see your people daily. Rather it is a figurative idea. If you manage and lead any part of a business, you likely have a team surrounding you. Regardless of them being co-workers, direct reports, peers, or superiors, they […]

Consciously or Unconsciously – Live Well

The following is shared by permission from a dear friend, fellow coach, and down-right classy human being, David Norris. I hope you find this to be of value to you today. David writes: I recently posted this quote on several social media platforms and received a number of requests to […]

Breaking Through the Invisible Wall

There is an invisible wall in the business world. People can spend an entire career and never break through that wall. The wall is not about equal opportunity, hiring practices, promotion or selection. Nor is it about gender or age. No, this wall is about moving from management to leadership. […]

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To Be a Great Leader, You Must Inspect What You Expect

This article was originally published on April 2, 2018 and has been updated. Inspect what you expect. This is an old saying that I learned decades ago. What does it mean, exactly? And what does it have to do with leadership? Well… Have you been guilty of spouting a directive […]

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We’ve All Been Ambushed at Work

Let’s face it, it’s no fun when you get ambushed at work. Here are a few thoughts and recommendations to avoid ambushing your people.

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Some People Are Just Haters

The life of a manager/business leader certainly has its benefits, but there are downsides to being a leader too. Not long ago, I received an email from someone who had served on a large project with me. Their recall of my leadership role was, let’s say, “less than flattering.” The […]

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Leadership Lessons Learned in the Trenches

The experiences in the field often served to remind me of business leadership principles I learned a long time ago, but have to revisit frequently if I choose to keep them fresh and effective.

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Leaders: Do You Have a YES Face?

Executive leaders need to think about their face when they make announcements, hold discussions, and conduct meetings. The look you have says much more than the words you speak.