Don’t Break Things, Build People with Leadership Power

Published: November 4, 2014

If I had a degree in particle physics, I could write about the massive power found at the subatomic level. And if I had been elected to Congress, you would know that I have huge power to change the way our country is operating – well, maybe. Instead, I’m an expert on leaders, and I […]

Who should a leader listen to?

Published: June 6, 2014

  The illusion is that a leader makes decisions by him or herself. I would not have faith in this leader, would you? The ability to listen and gather useful information from intelligent people is a key leadership skill. One of the fastest courses for failure would be to see a leader fail to listen […]

Your Tribe Tells Me Who You Are

Published: May 2, 2014

      Two tribes of achievers inhabit this century. Both tribes are focused on leading the future. Each tribe has a different founding story. Members of the tribe can recognize each other by the stories they tell and the values they hold. Some people are members of both tribes, however, if you talk to […]

Five Ways to Get Your Boss to Call You A Leader

Published: April 29, 2014

      Do you want to be seen as a leader? Some activities will invest you with greater credibility (“cred”). Do these things and do them well, and people may decide that you are a leader.  It is not a guarantee – however these are things that leaders do. Executive Education Gets Personal Listening. […]

Why do we need to assess people to build a great organization?

Published: March 11, 2014

Have you ever had to build a winning team? The challenge for me often was to work with whoever was there, build a great team from the available talent. I have had little chance to pick and choose players to work on my team. In my situation, I have had to get the most impact […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building a Team for Project Performance: Executive Coach in Action

Published: October 29, 2013

    How do you build a five-star team? Through appreciation, individual attention, challenging assignments, and involvement with something hugely meaningful. Even though your team may not have won any awards (yet), if you start with trust and rapport, you can build a team that you will proud to call, “a high-performance team.” Start with […]

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