The Leadership Demands of Crisis

Crisis situations within the workplace result in diversions from our daily responsibilities and ultimately create more work.

The 6 Symptoms of Leadership Arson

Managers somehow believe that, in order to really earn our money, there needs to be a crisis and they must be the ones solving it!

The Quality of People

Dr. Demings says that 85% of business problems are with the systems, not the people!

Speaking of Pandemics …

The antidote is to recognize and name your struggle. Then, if possible, find a way to share it – not as a victim looking to be pitied, but rather a…

Soar With the Eagles

Consider your impact on those who've come into the company after you, perhaps even reporting to you. What can you do to nurture their growth and success?

The Values Quandary (A Matrix)

High performance individuals are rare. It is worth finding ways to keep them. But what can a leader do if a high performer's behavior is not aligned with company standards?

Bears in Camp: 3 Rules of the Wilderness

There are some basic rules for dealing with bears – in the wilderness and in organizations. One of the truths about dealing with these creatures is that they do not…

Escalating the Conflict

By definition, “in conflict” is a feeling state in which one feels anxious, a combination of fear or anger. When the state lingers, the situation worsens and the cost to…

Pain Denial Syndrome (PDS)

One of the best kept dirty little secrets is that C-Suite executives aren’t exempt from pain and suffering.

Are You Hard To Reach?

OOO (Out of office)? Tell others exactly when they can expect to hear back from you.