Burning through the Fog with Leadership Vision

Published: January 7, 2014

Visionary thinking is a success behavior.  That is what I was told by successful people I’ve interviewed for this book.  The person with a vision of the future has a handful of fire – energy that can capture the attention of others, and challenge people to work on something meaningful. A leader with vision inspires […]

Strategy Includes Thinking: The Driver for Leadership Executive Coaching

Published: December 13, 2013

  Leaders are often the person in charge of strategy. Strategy often seems like this mysterious skill that isn’t taught well; a leader chooses the best direction for an organization or team. And because that route was taken the team breaks worldwide records (or, at least, is first in their class). Strategic leadership wouldn’t happen […]

Speaking Of Project Managers

Published: December 6, 2013

    Project managers I love ya. You are absolutely dedicated to reaching your goal. I know a conscientious group when I see one – and I see that in you. So let me give you a tip on speaking before management.   Here’s the situation – you have a project report to give. The […]

Leadership Qualities to Build Advocates from the Opposition

Published: December 3, 2013

    Bob Burg has just written a book titled Adversaries Into Allies. That might be a nice superpower for any leader: I could accomplish a great deal if I could turn my adversaries into advocates for my position. In all complex workplaces, there is political opposition. There are real adversaries out there – and […]

Executive Training teaches us you Cannot Force Someone to Change

Published: November 26, 2013

  It is futile to ask someone to change if they are not ready. If you are an organizational leader, you are probably challenged to create change (challenged by yourself as well as challenged by others). Helping others to change with you is part of your work. The person who thinks inside, “I’m not ready. […]

A Leadership Plan for Resistance Management

Published: November 21, 2013

  They’re on your team, and they may be smiling. But they aren’t giving you the help that you want. It’s natural to expect resistance anytime change is proposed. The more important your work, the more resistance management will play a part in how you work.   Begin by understanding the resistance. Not everyone on […]

What If Everyone Decided To Make Their Work Meaningful? More than Motivational Speaking

Published: November 15, 2013

    Bill looked up from his desk, and saw the mission statement on the wall. He read it, and reflected on what it had to say. “Today, I will make this my mission,” he decided. He worked through the words and parsed through the message. He decided that his job was not just a […]

Finding Significance In Project Management.

Published: November 8, 2013

If you are project manager, a lot of pressures call for your attention. You follow a time schedule. You conserve resources. You monitor the progress of the people who work with you. You report to the vice president of your company and explain the overall progress of your effort. There are a lot of reasons […]

Successful Project Management: Don’t Let Your Resistance Go Underground.

Published: November 5, 2013

In warfare resistance presents a dangerous opposition. It is hard to know how strong it is and where it will fight. Any estimates on the resources held by the resistance are speculative. When the resistance goes underground, it is dedicated to overthrowing the voice of authority. Project managers and change agents, don’t let your resistance […]

Effective Project Management asks: “Do you believe that this change is really needed?”

Published: November 1, 2013

    Project leaders: Who is for your change and who is resisting it? You probably have a good idea, but you may not know if someone is undermining your efforts by talking down your project or creating a coalition against you. Wouldn’t it be nice to know who feels involved in getting to the […]

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