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May 17, 2017

Work-Life Balance Is A Myth; Plan for Work-Life Harmony Instead

Leadership isn’t easy.  Being a great leader means you’re at your best when your team is around. It means you show up fully engaged and serve as a role model for how others work, how they communicate, how they solve problems and the kind of attitude they choose. If you are leading others, or really, […]
July 23, 2014

How to Motivate Others

  In almost every workshop, consulting engagement, or coaching interaction, I get some form of the question “how do I motivate others?”  Leaders and managers want other people to change their behavior or do something different, but they simply get tired of making them change.  It’s exhausting to keep telling people things over and over […]
July 30, 2012

If Your Business is Fully Staffed, It’s Time to Start Recruiting

  Who is your next superstar employee?  If you can’t answer that question you probably have a recruiting mindset that says, “we recruit and hire to fill openings.”  This is the thought process most businesses have, especially most smaller businesses.  Finding great employees with a deadline looming and an overworked team clamoring for a warm […]
July 23, 2012

How to Deal With the Words "It’s Not My Job"

  One of the most telling things I hear when working with employees in an organization is “that’s not my job”. It’s one of the sentences that drives managers completely nuts and screams “I don’t care about the business, I’m just here for the paycheck”.  Often though, as managers, we train people to think that […]
May 11, 2012

If You Want to Change Your Business, Start With These 3 Steps

  Much of the work that I do is focused on helping businesses go from where they are to where they want to be.  I always work hard to make sure that the changes I help businesses make are sustainable, meaning that the leaders in the business are the ones to drive the change.   […]
April 16, 2012

Is Your Business Sustainable? Answer These 3 Questions.

  Some of the best educated, most experienced business leaders I know still drive their business by looking in the rear view mirror.  They look at last month or last quarter or last year and try direct the future of their business based largely on that information.  That might have actually worked when we were […]
January 18, 2012

When Laser-Like Focus Meets Bad Aim

  A few weeks ago, one of my kids started bugging me while I was trying to get some work done.  That’s not really what happened, but at the time, in my self-focused state, that was my mindset.  I was in the middle of something that I considered important, although now, I can’t seem to […]
January 11, 2012

Why Coaching in Business Doesn’t Matter

  I recently read a study concluding that business results are 21 percent higher among organizations whose senior leaders ‘very frequently’ make an effort to coach others.  The study, conducted by Berzin and Associates, also found that organizations that effectively prepare managers to coach are 130 percent more likely to realize stronger business results versus. those that […]
January 2, 2012

Future Thinking Can Change The Game

  There is a scenario that happens fairly often in my work with business leaders.  I will ask them to tell me about the past, where their business has been, what has happened recently and what their current challenges are.  They can usually talk for quite a while explaining the past and even longer as […]
September 25, 2011

You’ve Never Seen this Day Before

  As I was getting on the shuttle bus to head to the rental car lot from the airport I have to admit that I didn’t pay much attention to the driver. I greeted him and asked how he was but I was more focused on my own thoughts about the client I was preparing […]