5 Leadership Tools to Avoid the “Fire!” Panic

Minimize time spent responding to fires and maximize time spent providing examination and exploration of the status of the issues.

Preventing Organization Fires: 5 Questions

The true test of your leadership effectiveness is not putting out fires as much as it is what you have done to prevent the fire.

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?

7 Ways to Develop Your Team’s Alignment

A set of shared values within a company is the link between long-term profitability and viability. How well aligned is your company?

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?

The Power of an Apology

Saying sorry is hard and very effective. There is power in an apology.

Fast Wins But at What Cost?

Focus not on speed but on continuous improvement, individual initiative, and creativity for the win.