Conflict is a natural occurrence within any dynamic organization. In fact, a dearth of conflict should be viewed as a warning sign, potentially indicating indifference, evasion of conflict, or passive aggression – all of which can be detrimental to an organization. Those who are effective, both on an individual level and within organizational contexts, are Read More >
Business urgency is a proactive state that enhances employee and company performance. We examine five ways to improve urgency in your company, whilst avoiding introducing a perception of ‘emergency’.
10 tips that will focus your efforts on advancing the performance of your team, even in the most difficult times.
Executives can be creativity killers. Executives have a responsibility to foster an environment that enables their team to be creative. This discussion looks at behaviors, both of executives and team members, which can kill creativity.
As the work force moves from lifetime employment to upwardly mobile serial career, the challenges to retain your key knowledge workers grow. Knowledge workers bring real smarts, not brawn, to the workplace, and it’s clear that the 21st century American company is primarily a knowledge company. So, what’s the secret sauce needed to both retain and manage today’s knowledge Read More >
These leadership tips will help you find balance for your team, and yourself. Communication really is key. Most people respect and appreciate direct developmental feedback from their bosses. It drives people crazy sensing that something is wrong and not knowing what it is. If you are upset about something your employees are doing – tell them. Read More >
Do you want your employees to be more innovative? Yes, of course. Who doesn’t? However, spurring innovative thinking and action is not easy, otherwise everyone would be creating the Apple Watch, Zoom, and the Go-Pro Hero. Here I’ll offer tips on how to foster more innovative thinking in your business. Suggestions are drawn from my Read More >
More articles and books are talking about how executives spend their days. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson begins his with a sunrise swim. Warren Buffett drinks several Coca-Colas throughout his workday. Oprah Winfrey swears by a morning meditation session before anything else. Most of us probably think the rest of the day is packed to Read More >
There are two types of leaders in a crisis – those who become totally obsessed with the short term, and those who are savvy enough to look at the long-term implications of what is happening around them. These are the ones with vision. These are the ones who, even if things are tough (as they are Read More >
Popularity and leadership – at first glance it might seem as though they are two entirely separate ideas. You can’t be popular and a good leader. You can’t be a good leader and be popular. It just doesn’t work. Yet many people strive to be both popular and a great leader. They want to have it all; they want to be amazing at their jobs and they Read More >