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October 18, 2009

Are You Ready To Lead?

  I use quotes sometimes when I conduct workshops, give keynote presentations and even when I’m coaching leaders one on one. They are often a great way to create a change in perspective very quickly. They allow us to, for an instant, see the world through the lens of another person. That helps us evaluate […]
October 11, 2009

Culture is Local

  I was speaking to a group of public relations executives recently and one of the questions that I received following my presentation was “how do I create the culture that will drive success in my local office when the company culture is different?” I think I gave a long rambling answer of some sort […]
September 21, 2009

I Hate My Job, Now How Can I Help You?

  I was talking to a friend recently who was at the top of a pretty big company for several years. He was running a business that was bringing in nearly a billion dollars in revenue annually and there were only a few layers between him and the CEO. He had a great paycheck, tons […]
September 7, 2009

Becoming a Better Coach – The Journey Happens at Their Pace

  This is part five of a five part series on becoming a better coach. Each article explores a different element of what it takes to help others accomplish more than they thought they could and become the kind of coach that can consistently build high performing teams and an unstoppable organization. You can start […]
August 30, 2009

Becoming a Better Coach – Have More Faith Than They Do

  This is part four of a five part series on becoming a better coach. Each article explores a different element of what it takes to help others accomplish more than they thought they could and become the kind of coach that can consistently build high performing teams and an unstoppable organization. You can start […]
August 22, 2009

Becoming a Better Coach – Understanding and Setting Goals

  This is part three of a five part series on becoming a better coach. Each article explores a different element of what it takes to help others accomplish more than they thought they could and become the kind of coach that can consistently build high performing teams and an unstoppable organization. You can start […]
August 10, 2009

Becoming a Better Coach – Creating Capability

  This is part two of a five part series on becoming a better coach. Each article explores a different element of what it takes to help others accomplish more than they thought they could and become the kind of coach that can consistently build high performing teams and an unstoppable organization. You can read […]
August 3, 2009

Becoming a Better Coach – Making It About Them

  This article is part one of a five part series on becoming a better coach. Each article explores a different element of what it takes to help others accomplish more than they thought they could and become the kind of coach that can consistently build high performing teams and an unstoppable organization. The word […]
July 30, 2009

If You’re the Boss, You’re Being Lied To

  I was working with the president of a business once and he was describing to me how all of the employees had committed the business’ value statement to memory and that every sales associate would start their conversations with customers using the value statement. That way the customer clearly understood how the business could […]
July 19, 2009

Hope, the Leader’s Special Sauce

  The job of a leader has gotten much harder over the past year or so. Let’s face it, it’s relatively easy to get out in front of people and be positive and uplifting when things are going well and business is growing. Lately though, leaders have had to take the stage and deliver somber […]