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
Coaching - It's Not BAU
If you have people working for you, one of the most important and overlooked opportunities you have is to coach your people.
Sep 30, 2011 - 2:38:00 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
Most Companies Get Leadership Wrong
Most companies take a good approach to developing leaders, but generally miss the point. There's a lot of emphasis placed on good decision making, effective communication, and team building. And all those are important, but don't address what matters most.
Jan 3, 2011 - 3:37:10 PM
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9 Unique & Amazingly Useful Ways to Evaluate Job Applicants
Nine unique – and amazingly useful – ways to evaluate job applicants. You can add these uncommon, ultra-useful job applicant prediction methods to your arsenal to help you hire the best.
Sep 1, 2010 - 1:55:09 PM
4 Methods Help You Hire The Best Sales Reps
Pre-employment tests plus other applicant evaluation methods help you select salesperson job applicants who will turn into highly productive, super-profitable sales reps.
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:47:15 AM
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
Protecting Your Interests: Using Competitive Intelligence Gathering Techniques at Tradeshows To Safeguard Your Bottom Line
Tradeshows offer the most overt intelligence gathering environment imaginable... It is important to pay careful attention to any unfamiliar exhibitors... carefully approach tradeshows with one eye toward protecting their own intellectual assets.
Jan 23, 2009 - 8:32:12 AM
Bowl-Eligible: A New Level of Mediocrity
While I realize the world of college athletics is not the real world, I also realize that this mindset of celebrating mediocrity is dangerous. As a leader in a business, you must understand this trend toward accepting mediocrity. What are you going to do to combat this regression?
Jan 22, 2009 - 12:44:56 PM