15 08, 2018

Why Your Executive Staff Needs a Coach

By |2018-08-15T11:36:52+00:00August 15th, 2018|Leadership Values|

If you’re reading this, you’re probably not part of the executive staff team. However, you realize that the C-staff could use help. The reason I say this is that many, if not most, executive staffers don’t know they need coaching. Some believe they don’t need it because it wouldn’t help. So, what can you do [...]

20 04, 2018

The Path from Working In to Working On the Business

By |2018-04-20T08:32:05+00:00April 20th, 2018|Leadership Values|

A friend and I were recently discussing working in vs. working on the business, working in defined as doing the work, and working on defined as directing the work. I’ve always thought of it as the difference between an actor and a director. Eventually, leaders that only work in the business stunt the growth of [...]

25 01, 2018

Why You Should Treat Your Employees Like Customers

By |2018-01-26T08:32:30+00:00January 25th, 2018|Leadership Values|

A good friend once asked for my help managing interns. Although she knew she should be more compassionate, understanding, and helpful, she couldn’t get past the challenges the interns posed. According to her, it was the old you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink syndrome. She’d explain procedures time [...]

17 01, 2018

Stop Setting Your Team Up to Fail: The Multitasking Myth

By |2018-01-17T09:49:16+00:00January 17th, 2018|Leadership Values|

If you assign your team multiple simultaneous tasks, you may be setting them up for failure. Attempting to complete multiple tasks at one time reduces the speed of completing each task while raising the chance for mistakes. As long as your team is asked to multitask, they will be less efficient than they could be. [...]

4 01, 2018

How to Add Action to Your Next Presentation

By |2018-01-04T07:56:50+00:00January 4th, 2018|Leadership Values|

Recently I spent an hour sharing some of my thoughts on leadership with a diverse group of business and community leaders. The group included CEO’s, senior VP’s, educators, law enforcement, and others. At the beginning of my presentaion, I explained I was going to use a shotgun approach and shoot multiple ideas at them from [...]