The technical manager becomes a leader of people.

Published: October 22, 2013

Jeff has a secure job with a major financial services company. Skilled with databases and implementing new technology, Jeff has worked with managers and software engineers to produce reliable results at his workplace. He’s been given progressively more responsibility over the last two years; and he has helped younger engineers get the results they need […]

Coaching leadership: The Art of Asking for Volunteers

Published: October 1, 2013

    You cannot be a leader without some followers.  If you are a Toastmaster leader or a nonprofit leader, how do you help volunteers to get onboard with your mission? Ask with appreciation and gratitude,  because volunteers can always say “no.”  I recommend following these guidelines to increase your impact with the potential volunteer. […]

Crushed by stress? Leadership skills can change this (part 2)

Published: September 27, 2013

Don’t be oppressed by stress.  Do something about it. A leadership program to reduce stress Change the game.  A great leader can help people by changing the forces that press on followers.  The leader may reduce the intensity, or change the direction of ambient pressure.  The leader may be able to move people out of […]

Public Speaker: Do You Have A Leadership Voice?

Published: September 6, 2013

  My friend Tal Shnall has recently challenged his readers to “discover their leadership voice.” (Read more here: What does this mean to have a leadership voice and how do you express your voice? I believe the only way to realize your leadership voice is to understand your vision of the future. Your job […]

The Leadership Coach: Great leaders take things personally.

Published: August 27, 2013

    Does your boss take things personally? If you are like most people that probably sounds like a bad thing. Many people in the United States hate their boss, so any opportunity to criticize the emerging leader is just fine. We hate it when bosses micromanage us, we hate it when bosses tell us […]

Organizational Training: Teams make smart organizations

Published: August 16, 2013

How do you make a smart organization? Is it enough for the CEO to be an extremely brainy guy? Not in my opinion. The smart organization not only has good decision-making power, it also has excellent experience, and it also has the ability to spread knowledge through all levels of the organization. The smart organization […]

Who is that with the Customers? An Executive Coach Perspective

Published: August 6, 2013

What is the leader doing taking care of customers? The naïve view is that leaders have nothing to do with customers: that’s what they hire other people for! A more sophisticated view would inform you that leaders make sure that customers are taken care of well – or they are not doing their job! Set […]

The Leadership Coach asks: What is a leadership conversation?

Published: July 23, 2013

Leadership conversations: a meeting of two people who potentially can change the world. A great leadership conversation discusses long-term impact and deep sources and original causes. Managers may talk about how to get along now. Leaders talk about how to get to the future. A leadership conversation is an authentic discussion which challenges the parties […]

Public Speaker: A universe you can laugh at

Published: July 9, 2013

      Just for fun, imagine that everyone you talk to is provided for your amusement. Imagine, the stage of life has been set up as one continuous Marx Brothers comedy. Want to enjoy the fun? Pay attention to the dialogue so that you can get the joke. Finding Funny is a Leadership Skill […]

Leadership Development: The Feedback Gap | 602-299-0576

Published: July 5, 2013

Your last project bombed.  You came in 50% over budget, and ten days late.  It wasn’t your proudest moment, and you are ready to move on. (Glad that period of your life is over!) What did your boss say?  He was scathing.  He heard all about your failure, and you felt even more miserable after […]

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