Fast to Action – Success Strategies

Published: April 4, 2014

    To maximize growth, you must develop strategies. That is the Law of Design. ~ John Maxwell I remember having lunch with Jeff, a vice president with a Scottsdale-based financial services company.  “How do you stay focused on the challenges every day?” I asked him.  I’ll never forget Jeff’s answer. “I just get up […]

Changes: Predicting the Future with Tough Questions

Published: March 25, 2014

  Who says being a leader is easy? Leaders change organizations, and that is never easy. Resistance is everywhere. Some people stand against the leader, and so the leader must be ready to confront and argue against differing positions. Change and advocacy for change cause many complicating factors – and leaders are at the center […]

Facing Adversaries as a Leader

Published: March 21, 2014

Leaders, you are vulnerable. Because you have a position of authority, because you are seen as an expert and because other people resent what you’ve attained, you are a target of attacks by people a bad will around you. I wish I had better news to give you. John Maxwell expressed the problem this way: […]

A leader’s response to a high maintenance person

Published: March 18, 2014

Is there anyone in your life that is a high maintenance person? High maintenance people are not gentle to the spirit. They have drama all around them; they draw other people into that drama. A coworker to a high maintenance person might just want to focus on the task in front of them, the high […]

Leadership Power, Make it Meaningful

Published: March 14, 2014

  Simon Sinek wrote, “Those who know their Why are the ones who lead.” And just why is this true? The ones who lead truly are the people who don’t have to ask why. They know which way they’re going. The leaders can explain the “why” to others. These leaders have a direction; they have […]

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 […]

From Uncertainty to Breakthrough – With Confidence

Published: March 7, 2014

  I stepped up to the microphone.  A panel of eight public officials heard me present my Charter School proposal.  The mood was serious and intense. A crowded room was at my back, and my words were recorded on camera. I worked for eight months preparing a business proposal. I did my research; I spoke […]

Leadership and Vital Possibilities

Published: February 21, 2014

The best leaders have a vision of what is being built.  The exceptional leader convinces other people to join him on the journey, and with combined effort, something remarkable can happen.  Greatness may be what others call the outcome.   For the leader who started the process, getting started in that direction just felt natural – […]

From Leader to Entrepreneur

Published: February 18, 2014

  Business thinker Tony Tjan writes that entrepreneurs need “hearts, smarts, guts and luck” in order to succeed at launching a new business. I agree.  It is difficult to succeed in business, and the character of the founder is essential to the work of business creation. Leaders are often well-poised to launch businesses and take […]

Leaders work to support the organization

Published: February 14, 2014

    How does a good leader recommend action in the face of change? Consider these two factors: First, how to help the group in the face of change?  Secondly, what will most people accept?  How much change can I sell quickly? Executive Training Needed for Early Intervention Leaders work to help the business (or […]

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