January 18, 2018
Although often draped in HR-y words like “retention,” the success of your team is entirely in your hands. Their ability to execute on your vision is a choice that you make, and knowing how to leverage their strengths based on who they are will revolutionize..
January 16, 2018
The good news for leaders around the world is that there is no shortage of examples on how to be effective. Thus leaders can study the traits of leaders of both yesterday and today for sound guidance on how to handle almost any situation. Martin..
January 9, 2018
When you spend year after year, five to six days a week, eight to ten hours a day doing something, chances are you will glean some pretty significant insights and wisdom from the experience. I spend my days talking to leaders. As an executive coach,..
January 5, 2018
What one change, if you made it and were able to stick to it long term, would have the greatest potential to positively impact your professional success? Having asked this question of thousands of senior-level leaders, I know the answer is often a personal one:..
January 4, 2018
Being a better leader has so many benefits it helps drive better results, helps increase employee retention, and it reduces stress levels. The more you lead, the less you will have to manage, and it’s management that raises the stress levels, not only for your..
December 27, 2017
I get tired of hearing about “soft skills,” even when it’s acknowledged they are important. No less a hard-muscled body than the U.S. Army, in its Army Field Manual on Leader Development (one of the best resource on leadership I’ve ever seen) insists repeatedly that..
December 18, 2017
Everything communicates. Everything you say and do and don’t say and don’t do; and whom you say or do it to and when. Your personal leadership is going to get positioned in others’ minds whether or not you plan for that to happen. For those..
December 13, 2017
Don’t expect to be comforted by reading Rajeev Peshawaria’s new book, Open Source Leadership (McGraw-Hill). Based on a two-year research study, including a survey of 16,000 people, the book finds many of our most common management practices are out of touch with today’s workers, workplaces..
December 7, 2017
Aggressive goals can dramatically improve a company’s performance. But unachievable goals can do more harm than good. Here’s how to stretch without breaking. The urge to improve is innate in most companies, where better service, stronger performance, and faster operations are inextricably tied to earnings,..
December 1, 2017
There are no perfect people out there (I know, what a surprise!), yet our perfectionistic culture still promotes the concept of the “perfect leader.” As a result, it makes it much more difficult for leaders and their followers to truly become better. In my work..