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 […]
People in management and leadership deal with problems all day long. Plans and projects get started, procedures are written and taught, but things go wrong. You’ve got a problem. Challenges present themselves in so many forms. People problems, supply problems, customer problems, and so on and so on. A lot […]
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.
Great leadership requires effective communication. Your ability to speak with a commanding voice and unshakable certainty is not the skill required.
It was a great joy to spend some time on air with Stone Payton and Lee Kantor over in Atlanta on BusinessRadioX. Click the link below to hear the podcast.
Two business owners were talking. One was having a pretty good run with his new, and growing business. The other had suffered a series of bad turns and hard luck. The one with the better business asked, “So now do you feel like an entrepreneur?” The other answered “Heck no. […]
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.
Clients often ask me about ways to increase their confidence. Apparently plenty of qualified executives suffer from a bit of inferiority. They are fearful of being “found out” as not being fully capable of handling the job they have. As we explore ways to build confidence, we often come across […]
It turns out not everyone is equipped to work at home. I frequently get asked for tips and tricks on how to make the stay-at-home gig work well.