Management

February 20, 2017

Leadership Is Just Uncomfortable

I’m sure I don’t actually hear “the phrase” all the time.  But it certainly feels like I hear it more and more as I work with […]
August 6, 2014

What Your Calendar Says About Your Leadership

  One of the best parts of my job is being able to work with senior leaders and business executives as a coach to help them […]
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 […]
July 2, 2014

4 Reasons Not to Coach a Business Like a Sport

  It’s a pretty common occurrence for leaders and managers to compare themselves to sports coaches.  I often hear people describe great leadership by referencing a […]
June 25, 2014

3 Ways to Measure Leadership Success

  I started 4th Gear Consulting back in 2009 because I thought we needed more leaders.  As I’ve worked with executives, business owners, teams and companies […]
June 18, 2014

Breaking Bad Leadership Habits

  A while back my wife mentioned that we needed a new kitchen faucet.  The one we had was about 15 years old, leaked on occasion […]
May 14, 2014

Why Good Leadership Matters in Business

  I was having a conversation recently with a business executive about why good management and leadership matters in business.  It sounds self explanatory, and no […]
November 21, 2012

3 Ways Managers Kill Engagement and Crush Motivation

  Very few managers show up each morning at work thinking: “today I’m going to cause my team to disengage and demotivate them any way I […]
May 3, 2012

5 Things a New Manager Should Know

  I often get to work with people who have recently been promoted into management positions for the first time and it’s some of the most […]
September 27, 2010

Change Management, For Yourself

  I’ve worked with several leaders who struggle with the conflict between what they feel like they have to do for the business and what they […]