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 style. On one hand, being authentic requires having a sense of “true north.” True North Ask a room full of […]

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 need to name the managers first, then we place employees under them to build out a team. This whole focus […]

Nobody Likes to Deal With Bad Employees

finding the right talent, placing the right talent, managing the people, and keeping the best talent.

It’s Hard to Write About Christmas

Merry Christmas! This year, Christmas Day falls on my usual blog post publishing day. I have to tell you as a writer, I always struggle to craft a Christmas message. First, I think I know my audience. I am keenly aware that many of you do not acknowledge Christmas nor […]

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, coaching, schools, and programs, why do some bosses still suck? I’m going to offer 5 reasons. Promotion –  Sadly, getting […]

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 more relaxed. The size of the company can also dictate the level of relationships people are permitted to have. On […]

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 are formed around ideas formulated by the founders. Yet as success grows, the connection to the original vision may get […]

The Character of a Man

If you are searching to make a difference somewhere, look at what George H.W. Bush did in his time on this planet. Again, you can debate his politics, but you cannot deny his character.