LEADERSHIP

The ONE Ritual Every Excellent Manager Shares

What happens when “well-known truths” about business and leadership become misdirected over time and start creating challenges in helping your employees thrive? One of my mantras is to always seek different perspectives and points of view. And in that vein – I highly recommend the book Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to…

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12 Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth

What keeps many businesses from growing? For larger companies, it is often maturing markets and inflexible organizations that dampen growth. However, closely held and entrepreneurial companies are built for growth. They operate in a world of innovation, rapidly changing technology, and entrepreneurial passion. For these businesses the challenge is not how to grow, it’s how…

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Five Crucial Leadership Metrics

How do we know if we are successful as leaders? What leadership performance metrics can we measure to gauge or compare our success as leaders? These questions have bubbled up in many of my client sessions. Verne Harnish (founder of Gazelles Inc.) published a FORTUNE article a while back on this very topic, which I…

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Do You Make These Leadership Blunders?

“Being a leader is perhaps the hardest challenge any of us will ever face. No matter how long we work at it, practicing the right behaviors is a never-ending task. Knowing – and avoiding – the wrong ones is too.” This quote from Jack Welch really made an impact on me. We often focus more…