A Solution-Focused Coaching Model is a Valuable Tool for Leaders

A solution-focused coaching model has become a useful employee development tool for leaders.  Business leaders are aware that retaining quality talent in their workforce is a growing concern.  To boost levels of employee retention, leaders are providing increasing levels of professional development.  And leaders are… Continue reading

Communicating A Clear Business Purpose Boosts Employee Performance

An emotionally stimulating purpose statement is a compelling driver to boost positive employee performance. Articulating a clear business purpose creates a strong advantage to compete in the transforming economic landscape, with tangible bottom line benefits. The organizational purpose is a business’s core reason for being… Continue reading

Operational effectiveness is the secret sauce for growing your business

As a business grows, its operational efficiency becomes increasingly critical.  Successful operational effectiveness is demonstrated through the adoption of work systems designed to get the work done with metrics reporting their outcomes.  The reason that creating well documented systems is so important is that the… Continue reading

Shrinking the Leadership Gap in Your Organization

As we move through the beginning stages of the twenty-first century we find that there remains a growing leadership gap for our businesses.  These organizations need leaders who can effectively navigate the complex and changing situations of our times. Organizations need to assess who is… Continue reading

The Anatomy of Leader Decision Making

As a leader, decision making is one of your most important responsibilities. Staff members, clients, and your business community rely on your answers. Moving a company forward to reach goals and build prosperity depends on a leader decision-making process. Leader decision making is a blend… Continue reading

The Need for Civility Among Us

There is a definite need for civility among us.  If you are barely alive, you have been acutely aware of the term, civility, and how no one seems civil to anyone anymore. We see and hear this as we listen to news reports on television,… Continue reading

Finding Emerging Leaders—the Future of Your Organization Is at Stake

Growing a successful business organization is an ongoing endeavor. It takes solid leadership to ensure sustained, long term health and profitability.  Yet in the current global environment, we are experiencing a leadership void.   And it is inching toward crisis status.  Leadership development takes time to… Continue reading

The Nickerson Leadership Doctrine

Rarely do we analyze the belief systems that we hold near and dear.  Yet, as leaders, by truly recognizing and utilizing our belief systems, we can transform the way we approach our co-workers, our organizations and ourselves. Over our lifetimes, we collect a vast array… Continue reading

What It Means to Be an Authentic Leader & Why It Matters

We read a lot about how an effective leader is also an authentic leader.  But what does that mean, exactly, and why does authenticity matter?  Bill George, who pioneered the research on authentic leadership and wrote his seminal book on the subject in 2003, explains… Continue reading

The Anatomy of a Change Champion

We know that change is a constant in our organizations, but it can be downright scary to experience.  Therefore, I encourage organizations which are experiencing change to identify a leader within the organization to be your change champion.   This individual can be a cheerleader, a… Continue reading