Do You Follow These Contrarian Tips for Leadership Focus?
21 Jan

Do You Follow These Contrarian Tips for Leadership Focus?

Here’s a leadership insight that seems to run contrary to much of conventional wisdom. In today’s lightening fast business environment, be wary of speed. When haste makes waste it doesn’t win the race. That’s why I’m advising all of my executive coaching clients to slow down to the speed of predictable success. Otherwise you may […]

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To Boost Productivity & Profit, Lead Organizational Culture
05 Feb

To Boost Productivity & Profit, Lead Organizational Culture

Whether we want to admit it or not, company culture does matter. It seeps into the hearts and minds of everyone on your team, to become an essential component of your organizational DNA. I learned about company culture, and its unwritten rules, while still in college. I was working an internship for Ashland Chemical, as […]

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Engage Employees to Dramatically Boost Performance, Productivity, and Profits
24 Oct

Engage Employees to Dramatically Boost Performance, Productivity, and Profits

Employee engagement has weakened dramatically, and a Gallup survey found that two-thirds of the workforce is inadequately engaged. That startling lack of engagement costs businesses in the U.S. between five and six billion dollars a year in lost productivity. So what’s the solution? The word “engage” can be traced back in history to a French […]

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Boost Employee Engagement & Productivity
07 Mar

Boost Employee Engagement & Productivity

Senior leadership may believe they have communicated the company vision, mission statement, and values to the entire organization because they have spoken about those things many times. But telling is one thing. Inspiring and involving is an altogether different task. To develop healthy, strong strands of DNA everyone in your workforce needs to be actively […]

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Leverage Team Talent to Accelerate Leadership Results
15 Nov

Leverage Team Talent to Accelerate Leadership Results

Recently I was asked by a SVP in a Fortune 250 firm to help him design a more direct route to a higher-level position. It has been thrilling for him and rewarding to me to watch him apply himself to my program and get incredible, well-deserved results. 1. Spend More Time on Task as a […]

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Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!
09 Feb

Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!

As a corporate consultant and coach, I work with people in diverse industries around the people-oriented leadership skills than can make them exponentially more effective in their roles. A toolkit of soft skills tailored to the demands of today’s top leaders and companies can be invaluable. That’s true whether you use them to communicate with […]

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22 Dec

Step Up and Step In to Experience Your Greatness.

  Businesses are constantly pushing the envelope to achieve greater performance, productivity, and profit. In that environment you are only as good as your last quarterly evaluation. Right now is when you need to be taking a hard look at your skill set heading into the next year. You can be sure that the decision […]

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27 Feb

Add Accountability to Boost Productivity

  Want to rack up higher performance numbers this year? Start by making each member of your team more accountable and result-oriented. Unfortunately, we live in an era when accountability is in short supply – whether it’s in Congress, on Wall Street, or in the board room. But how would you possibly run your business […]

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Get Your “Get Up & Go” On!
09 Oct

Get Your “Get Up & Go” On!

High performance leaders are high achievers. You demand more from yourself and have a natural tendency to push yourself into overtime. You keep going, even when your energy reserves are tapped-out. That’s fantastic, and it’s a great asset which will make you more competitive. But overdo it and it will undermine you. Lack of energy […]

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3 Kinds of Leadership that Destroy Productivity
27 Dec

3 Kinds of Leadership that Destroy Productivity

While most leaders are focused on figuring out how to boost output and ratchet up team productivity, too few of them ever stop to consider that they may be their organization’s own worst enemy. Here are three of the most common and expensive mistakes that leaders routinely make without realizing it: Leading When Empowering is […]

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