A Checklist for Changing Me to Change Them
We can't build a team or organization that's different from us. We can't make them into something we're not. Failing to follow this principle is the single biggest reason that so many team and organization change and improvement efforts flounder or fail. The changes and improvements we try to make to others must ring true to the changes and improvements we're also trying to make to ourselves.
Mar 1, 2012 - 7:33:19 PM
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Executive Blind Spots
Blind spots can severely impact an executive's strategic vision, their course of action, and their rate of success. They impact decision-making and creativity (or lack thereof) in solving problems and they act to limit the strategic initiatives we are willing to consider. They even affect how we relate to others - hampering our leadership effectiveness, our political adeptness, and our executive presence.
Dec 16, 2011 - 3:23:13 PM
A Process for Continuous Innovation and Controlled Chaos is Built on a Service
Today's leading organizations are knowledge creating companies that thrive on continuous innovation. It's a big competitive edge. New products and services can be "knocked off" or copied. But it's much harder for competitors to duplicate a management system and corporate culture that produces a continuous stream of successful product and service improvements, innovations, adaptations, and extensions.
Nov 19, 2011 - 8:08:11 PM
KEEP FIRED UP THROUGH CHANGE!
Three secrets for powerful, effective change management.
Aug 24, 2011 - 2:25:00 PM
Instilling Pride ~ A Key to Eliciting Excellence
Eliciting excellence in others is the essence of leadership, and one of the most effective means of eliciting excellence is to instill a sense of pride in those around us. Instilling pride has a myriad of benefits...
Apr 26, 2011 - 9:03:27 AM
Practicing Safe Stress at Work
Strategies for stress management, improved productivity and performance.
Apr 20, 2011 - 4:45:05 PM
The Zen of Leadership
There are many aspects to leadership that parallel the philosophies, concepts, and perspectives of Zen Buddhism. I don't profess to have a great depth of knowledge regarding Zen Buddhism, but from the insights I do have, I can see the application with respect to effective leadership.
Sep 17, 2010 - 1:23:17 PM
What To Say?
Practical steps leaders should take to address concerns in the workforce during a period of downsizing.
Mar 31, 2010 - 8:08:08 AM
50% of Your Employees Are Planning to Quit! (Warning: Do Not Read This Unless You Plan to Do Something About It!)
CAUTION...the following information may be harmful to your positive, professional outlook. That assumes you are not amongst the 50% of workers that are generating these survey results:
Feb 6, 2010 - 7:17:50 AM
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People Are Not Rungs on the Ladder of Success
True leaders look out for people and understand the importance of quality relationships. In fact, one of the primary determinants of leader effectiveness is the quality of the relationship between leader and led.
Jan 21, 2010 - 1:22:10 PM