LEADERSHIP

The 4 Most Important Words in an Organization

Managing and leading in today’s COVID-19 environment has challenged us all. Dominant challenges have been how to keep your teams engaged while working remotely, and how to strive for honest, consistent, and adaptive communication, while answers and clarity on the future often do not exist. One approach to address these challenges is the age-old advice…

LEADERSHIP | PERSONAL GROWTH

As a Leader, How Do You Motivate Yourself?

Many people I talk with today are totally focused on strategies and tactics for their companies to achieve sustainable growth during our COVID-19 pandemic. While this is paramount, I would like to focus this article on the “other side of the coin.” And that is the side where your leadership skills and energy reside. Whether…

LEADERSHIP | PERSONAL GROWTH

Can You Leverage Post Traumatic Growth?

What good can come of all this? My clients, colleagues and friends are all asking this question. We’ve been hit by a pandemic, unprecedented unemployment, and a global economic downturn. In the face of such personal and business tragedy, it might appear that the answer is “Zero.” We are all reflecting on the long-term consequences…

LEADERSHIP

7 Sins of Questioning

One of the areas that prevents many of us from achieving the results we are capable of is that we obsess about getting better answers – but spend almost no time on asking better questions.  Being curious about what someone else thinks is the foundation of asking good questions. And there is such a thing as…

LEADERSHIP | STRATEGY

Think About It! What Do We Start, Stop and Keep?

Our challenges today continue to expand and morph into unexpected and unplanned developments. I see many leaders thinking inward and focusing heavily on safety as we adjust to whatever “new normal” comes out the other side.   Do you need to run all the scenarios and be mindful of cash and take care of your people? Yes! Absolutely!…

LEADERSHIP

The Infinite Game of Business

Simon Sinek has done it again, challenging us with a different perspective in his insightful book titled The Infinite Game. The point of the infinite game is to look beyond the immediate finite game that can be won (who has the better product or higher sales this quarter) and instead focus on a long-term cause…