Category: Leadership

The Ownership Dilema

Ownership is something many of us want, but it may cause a Dilemma we do not expect.

A Changed Mind

It started out like any other goal setting session. One person was a little late. When they arrived, there was instant credibility as they entered the room. They took their seat at the head of the table. Head of the Table. Introductions. Head of…

#Worthless

When you work with people and companies, you hear a lot of stories. Some stories leave you a little speechless. They are young, talented, and are always working. I don’t mean they work a lot, I mean they are always working: weekends, nights, and…

Rocks in the Canoe

(Image Courtesy of Imagekind) We either build or inherit organizations. Either we started it from scratch, or we came into the organization once formed. The organization is intended to move forward, presumably in an efficient, smooth, and relatively safe way: Like a Canoe. (Work…

The Leadership Crockpot

(Images courtesy of Family Fresh Meals) “Leadership is a lot like cooking in a crockpot.” “What do you mean?” “You put all these little things together, but it takes time for them to connect and combine. Eventually you have something.” The Leadership Recipe is…

Meticulous Framing

During a recent conversation with a close friend, we discussed the importance of building things that last. Relationships. Businesses. Creative Stuff. Sometimes we don’t always start the right way. Sometimes we have to go back and fix. In order to build on what exists,…

Affirmation or Revelation

“I didn’t need it, they don’t need it!” Usually said loudly and with passion. Usually said with a negative and sometimes angry tone. Usually as a response to the idea of coaching, encouraging, or recognizing employees. Usually while being critical and perhaps judgmental of…

The Elephant in the Room

We all have conflict in our lives. Some good, some not so good. Recently I had the privilege of working with a leadership team on conflict and their conflict styles. We talked about the various ways or methods to conflict well as a team….

Culture, Performance, and Employees

The Culture of an organization is important. Culture orients us to the organization, its purpose and goals. But Culture is not just what an organization says, Culture is what it does both internally and externally. How does the organization treat its customers, even the…

More Flexible, Less Fear

The other day someone asked me to describe my two biggest goals in life. Once I got over the “Hey, I thought this was going to be a casual conversation!” I spent some time thinking about my response. The reply didn’t come right away,…

What is Stopping You?

The meeting concluded. Papers and seats moved and the rustling and sliding began. Then came the questions. “When can you schedule another meeting?” “How about you get us back together again at the 6, 12, and 18 month mark?” “Can you arrange for this to…

Parachuting In

(Image Courtesy of Pinterest) While getting coffee before a consulting gig, I happened to bump into two leaders from that same organization who were at a table sipping their morning brew. There was a brief pause. “Hey, are you parachuting in again today?” “Yes.”…

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