Today’s executives face challenges unlike anything else. The demand to provide better services, the pressure to get results and the scrutiny of making sure all aspects of a business are performing as ethically as possible are enough to […]
There are many ways leaders can blow it. To me, it’s most discouraging when they trip over things involving interpersonal insensitivity, ignorance or laziness. These gaffes bruise an employee’s sense of loyalty which can have a big ripple […]
High potentials are the focus of high anxiety among employers, and they have been receiving a higher priority because of it, according to several surveys by OI Partners: Worry: Employers are more anxious about turnover of high potentials […]
It’s not easy to be recognized for your experience and invited to join your first company Board. However, by understanding your value to a board, what Boards are seeking, building a great network, and using all the resources […]
We talk so much about qualities of good leaders and how to identify potential leaders. We thought we’d share characteristics of a bad leader—things we often see when we begin a leadership executive coaching engagement. Following are eight […]
When thinking about what organizations need to do to effectively compete in today’s challenging marketplace, I can’t help but turn to that sage advice offered by Jim Collins in his books “Built to Last” and “Good to Great.” […]
If only I would get $1 every time I heard a human resources (HR) professional say, “I need our leaders to do more with less!” It isn’t just local HR talent desperately needing critical leadership qualities. Insights from […]
As I begin each New Year, I undergo what has become an annual ritual: developing a spreadsheet of objectives and goals for the upcoming year. This year, I realized that setting these goals and objectives is not enough. […]
Trust—Respect—Integrity. These three words are used by many, taken for granted by some and are difficult to define in the positive. But they are realized most when they are lacking or destroyed. Much of what you do at […]
There are many, many books written on leadership. Some recent ones advocate for “resonate leadership,” “authentic leadership” or “agile leadership.” These are all valid approaches to becoming a successful leader. But what really defines a leader? What defines […]