Tag Archives: leadership

Leading in Uncharted Terrains

In this time of economic uncertainty, business leaders often find themselves leading in uncharted terrains.  For many industries, the future is difficult to predict much less survive.  The leadership skills that were important in navigating the development of your business may no longer be relevant… Continue reading

Allowing Your Business Process to Fail

It may sound counter-intuitive but there can be advantages to allowing your business process to include some failure. Here’s what we mean by that. We know that you have spent time defining your purpose, your goals, and how you get things done with your staff.… Continue reading

How to Be the Explainer-In-Chief of Your Company

There are many hats that a successful leader wears including being a visionary and being an explainer-in-chief.  If the leader can clearly communicate the organization’s vision that inspires its members, the execution of the plan becomes easier to complete. President Obama coined the term, explainer-in-chief… Continue reading

The Importance of Building Trust in Your Organization

Trust is about keeping your word and honoring your commitments.  Trust is about being authentic and being honest in your actions.  Seems simple enough.  Yet, building trust can be elusive for many organizational cultures.  In an organization, the lack of trust among leadership and employees… Continue reading

Finding Your Leader Within

Is there a leader within each of us?  It’s a question worthy of investigation for anyone who works with people—teachers, parents, business professionals, volunteers.  Yes, there have been volumes written about leadership and leadership style.  However, learning how to be the leader within has been… Continue reading

Developing Our Next Generation of Leaders

Daunting times are ahead for our business community in developing our next generation of leaders.  With the continuous exit of approximately 3.5 million baby boomers from the workforce each year, finding qualified replacements is becoming paramount.  The greatest challenge for companies will be finding qualified… Continue reading

Use Balanced Leadership to Create a Highly Productive Workforce

What do we mean by balanced leadership and how does this enable us to create a highly productive workforce? Balanced leadership is a combination of strength and warmth, where the leader employs both technical competencies and the softer “people” skills.  Examples of technical competences, or… Continue reading

Is Business Strategy Overrated?

How much focus should leaders devote to crafting a business strategy? Leaders can get caught spending too much of their efforts planning business strategy. However, when reviewing how time is spent in your business, you will find that most of the time is spent in… Continue reading

What Makes a Good Leader?

What makes a good leader? Being authentic. An authentic leader is well versed at offering emotional support. It is becoming increasingly evident that everyone needs emotional support, including CEO’s and presidents. How does a good leader encourage more emotional support among members of our workforce?… Continue reading

The Future of Leadership

What is the future of leadership? Leadership in the twenty first century continues to evolve to meet the demands of dramatically changing organizational structures. The organizational structure is being transformed to include decision making at all levels. Leadership capabilities are needed throughout organizational structures, not… Continue reading