Procedures? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Procedures

Managers and leaders at all levels rely on process and procedure to execute scalable and sustainable delivery of the work they do. Yet from time to time, you will hear talk of being totally free-form in the operation of a business. Results speak for themselves. When you dive deep into the leadership success story of […]

Are You Managing Your World or Is Your World Managing You?

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For everyone in leadership, you need to take a pause from time to time to make some key assessments. I like to call it recalibration. Let’s face it, the demands on your time and your life can get overwhelming. In today’s tumultuous market, we really never know from day to day what next may come.

Living With a Gratitude Attitude

Across the wide spectrum of mindsets you might have when you walk through the door each day, how often does gratitude make it to the front of your list? If you’re like many of the executive leaders out there, you probably aren’t thinking about being thankful on a daily basis. Not everyone thinks gratitude is […]

Are You a FAST Leader?

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International leadership guru Gordon Tredgold coined the term FAST for his book by the same name and his teaching on effective leadership. FAST is an acronym that encompasses all the best attributes for finding success. Whether your dreams are personal or professional, FAST can help. Let’s unpack this powerful meaning. F is for FOCUS. You […]

Leaders: Is Your Myopia Your Utopia?

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Since effective leadership is part art as much as part science, I see too many managers taking a nearsighted look at their role and responsibility.

Managers Being a Friend at Work or Just Friendly?

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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 one hand, smaller, more entrepreneurial […]

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 might ‘hate golf’ or don’t know much about it, please stay with me. The game of golf is a collection of challenges intentionally designed to test your […]

8 Warning Signs That Your Supervisor is Incompetent

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We have all had bad bosses, but how do we know if our supervisor is really a bad one? Here are 8 warnings signs that your boss can’t do the job, along with ideas about what a great supervisor should look like. 1. Never Has Time for You. Is your supervisor “too busy” to meet, […]

Great Leaders Talk Last

Have you ever wondered why your team doesn’t seem to participate in any discussions at meetings? Or can you cut the air with a knife at one of your team sessions? Perhaps you are the reason there is so little collaboration and contribution. Managers or owners who call a meeting, but then proceed to spout the […]