How to Be a More Effective Leader by Using 360 Feedback

Did you know your GPS requires four satellites to determine your 3-D position on earth? One perspective is insufficient. Two is still not enough. Three will tell you where you are, but not in 3-D. To get the truest, most reliable read on where you are you need multiple viewpoints! And so it is [...]

How to Be a More Effective Leader by Using 360 Feedback2018-09-13T13:39:45+00:00

How to Work Effectively with a Passive Boss

You’re on fire. Brimming with great ideas. You see possibilities and want to act on them with gusto. Your boss? Not so much. Entrenched in the status quo. Not a lot of urgency. Reluctant to try new things. What a frustrating place to be! You feel like a rabbit working for a snail. How [...]

How to Work Effectively with a Passive Boss2018-09-13T13:40:05+00:00

How to Work Effectively with a Dominant Boss

It’s fair to say most bosses have a dominant personality style. They’ve gotten where they are through force of will, competence, boldness, and drive. They’re usually fast paced, action oriented, and have little time to spare. Intimidating? You bet! Especially if you’re younger, new to the organization, or have a milder personality type. So, [...]

How to Work Effectively with a Dominant Boss2018-09-13T13:41:17+00:00

Productive Conflict Can Benefit Your Collaborative Work Environment

Whether you work in a large corporation, a small business, or a non-profit, collaboration is increasingly heralded as a way to win. With benefits like increased engagement and productivity of team members, and a better product or experience for the customer, most organizations are sold on the necessity of cooperative work. Simply put, organizations [...]

Productive Conflict Can Benefit Your Collaborative Work Environment2018-09-13T13:40:41+00:00

Culture Fit for Leaders: Four Steps to Powerful Results

Once upon a time, not so long ago, a small, fast-growing company hired a senior leader. He seemed to have all the necessary experience and characteristics: a detail-oriented, seasoned professional in the industry. It looked like he’d be perfect for codifying and overseeing the processes needed in this young organization. At first things seemed [...]

Culture Fit for Leaders: Four Steps to Powerful Results2018-09-13T13:40:56+00:00

How to Develop Your People to Power your Business

Technology, systems, and processes are all important. But what really drives your business? People. Managers, executives, interns, volunteers. Whatever role they fill they’re all people. And people get work done through relationships…with co-workers, managers, employees, team members, vendors, and customers. Business goes well when they communicate effectively. When they support one another in the [...]

How to Develop Your People to Power your Business2018-01-24T22:06:16+00:00

The Greatest Gift You Can Give This Season (and it’s free!)

Do you hear that? It’s the noisiest time of the year. There’s the external clamor of holiday music, parties, traffic, and headlines. There’s our internal cacophony of to do lists, worries, joys, and deadlines. Some of our mental tumult even swirls around what gifts to give others. Whether family, co-workers, or friends, it’s a [...]

The Greatest Gift You Can Give This Season (and it’s free!)2018-01-18T20:33:45+00:00

Why You Should Equip Your Millennials to Lead Now

You’ve probably heard it many times: Millennials are now the largest share of the US workforce.  In fact, one in three workers are Millennials. While the focus of the last decade has been on understanding and managing Millennials, we’re beginning to see an important shift. As thousands of Baby Boomers retire each day the [...]

Why You Should Equip Your Millennials to Lead Now2017-12-04T19:30:51+00:00

Why You Should Start Development Initiatives at the Top

Development initiatives, learning opportunities, coaching … if it’s for mid-level managers most of the time I hear them say, “upper management needs to be here! Why aren’t they doing this, too?”  And you know what? They’re right! Why? Because leaders go first. Because what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Because [...]

Why You Should Start Development Initiatives at the Top2017-12-04T19:30:52+00:00

Leadership Development: How to Streamline your Approach for Growth

What process does your organization use for selecting or promoting people? How do you equip leaders for their roles? And how do you evaluate their performance? Here’s the approach I see too often: Scatter shot!  Most organizations don’t have competency models. Many hire and promote without using psychometric assessments, even for their leaders. Well-meaning [...]

Leadership Development: How to Streamline your Approach for Growth2017-12-04T19:30:52+00:00