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May 24, 2010

Hire Great Leaders, While Avoiding the Wrecks

  On last week’s post about bringing leaders onboard in your business more effectively, I received a question about how to hire the right leaders in the first place. I have a few clients that I am working with to solve that issue as well, so it leads us to this week’s post on how to hire […]
May 17, 2010

Setting New Leaders up for Success

  I was working with a company recently that was looking for a way to improve the success of the leaders they bring into the organization. They had hired several senior executives only to watch them struggle and ultimately leave or be forced out within the first 18 months. What’s interesting is that the amount […]
April 27, 2010

Operation to Oversight, Leading Through the Change

  I met a business leader recently who was telling me about the challenges he was having with getting people in his organization to step up and take responsibility. He felt like he was ready to turn more of his operation over to others in the company so he could stop working 70 or 80 […]
March 29, 2010

Your Business Plan is Only as Good as Your Personal Plan

  I’ve had the good fortune throughout my career to work with some incredible leaders. But for every great leader I’ve been around there were dozens of individuals who could have been great leaders and never were. I’ve known many people who have had the skills, the knowledge and the experience to lead people effectively […]
March 14, 2010

When You Lead, People Notice

  I had an opportunity to speak to business owners from across the country recently at their annual convention. Prior to my keynote address they gave out several awards to members of their group. There was one individual who, it seemed, hardly had time to sit down before she was called back to the stage […]
March 8, 2010

Help, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t…..Nevermind

  One of the attributes I have noticed in nearly every great leader that I’ve worked with is that they know how to get back up after they fall. I don’t think they fall any less than the rest of us, or any less hard. But they don’t lay there very long. I actually believe […]
March 1, 2010

Questions That Change the Game

  One of the most basic questions leaders often ask is how do I get the people in the organization to do what the organization needs them to. I was working with the president of a multi-billion dollar business when he said, “my biggest problem is that I know exactly what the people in this […]
February 21, 2010

Speed, In the Right Direction

  Although I haven’t been able to watch as much as I would like, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the Winter Olympic Games this time around. I enjoy watching the competition but I also like learning about how some of these incredible athletes got to the top of their sport and the level of […]
February 14, 2010

Leadership Lessons From Space

  Typically when I start coaching a new client, I spend our first meeting doing a lot of listening. It doesn’t take long to figure outwhere the opportunities are to help someone if you just let them talk for a while. A while back I was coaching an executive and he spent a great deal […]
January 25, 2010

Employee Satisfaction – It’s Not Rocket Science, Part II

  In my last post I talked about the research done recently indicating that employee satisfaction across the country has tumbled to an all time low of 45%. I listed one key to creating organizational satisfaction and in this post I’d like to touch on two more. Take a look at my first post here to see […]