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November 8, 2012

Are You a Better Leader Than a Second Grader?

  Recently, I attended a parent teacher conference for my son, currently a second grader, and the teacher shared with me a new system they are […]
October 9, 2012

Leadership Isn’t About You

  I was working with a business leader recently who asked me the question, “why won’t my people do what I want”?  The answer is relatively […]
September 18, 2012

Three Reasons Not To Hire The Candidate You Really Like

  As I work with businesses one of the things I evaluate, while helping them achieve greater success, is their talent.  It is rare that I […]
September 7, 2012

Fire People Like a Leader

  The hardest thing most managers ever have to do is fire an employee.  In almost every instance, we are telling a decent person that they […]
August 27, 2012

How To Thrive Under Bad Leadership

  I get the question a lot. How can I be a successful leader if the people above me are, well, idiots?  Or worse even, what […]
August 20, 2012

Versatile Leader or One Trick Pony?

  I was working with a leader not too long ago who was doing a great job leading a few members of her team, and struggling […]
August 9, 2012

Leadership – Build It Or Buy It?

  There are two ways to increase the leadership capability in a business.  Build it by developing people from within the organization into leaders who can […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 22, 2012

If You Want People to Change, Buy Them a Cup of Coffee

  I visited a Starbucks the other day.  It’s not something I do a lot but I was on my way to work with a client […]