04 Mar. 2014 | Comments (0)
Examine Your Leadership Journey
This blog challenges managers to examine their leadership journey to capture lessons learned. Leadership is a personal experience; the lessons you learn may be common ones, but the specifics of each situation make your leadership story unique.
08 May. 2013 | Comments (1)
Tell the Boss You’re Bored
Let’s face it – you need your boss. Your boss hands out work assignments, makes sure you get paid, keeps you from falling asleep in meetings, and hopefully protects you when you do something stupid. Yet, sometimes the boss is the last to notice when you’re ready for something new.
03 Apr. 2013 | Comments (0)
How Well Do You Know Your Own Company?
Here’s a little secret about many corporate leaders – they don’t have a firm grasp of how the company really works. If you’re honest with yourself, you probably could be learning more about the company – a lot more. Here’s how to do it.
05 Feb. 2013 | Comments (0)
5 Things Every Leader Should Know About Their People
When speaking or facilitating leadership programs, I often ask: “Does your spouse, significant other, family, or friends know your boss by name?” Then I ask: “What are those conversations like? Do they feature what the boss is doing for you – or to you?”
09 Nov. 2012 | Comments (0)
What if Business Leaders Had to Campaign for Their Roles?
What if senior business leaders had to campaign for their seat at the top of the organization? What if the traditional succession planning process was turned on its head… and the employees got to pick their leaders?
16 Oct. 2012 | Comments (0)
Three Questions to Ask Struggling Employees
In your management career, there will come a time when you’re a little unsure of what’s going on below you. You need to help solve problems, break down barriers, or make suggestions for workflow, priorities, and so on. Here are three questions that you’ll want to ask your employees.
02 Aug. 2012 | Comments (0)
The Employee Bill of Rights
What if there was a common set of “rules” for leading others? What if leaders could be held accountable to a few simple standards of behavior? What if employees had a universal set of expectations they could look forward to (or demand) from their managers?
05 Jun. 2012 | Comments (0)
How to Give Feedback to Your Boss
Giving feedback to your boss isn’t your primary job, but occasionally it’s a necessary part of being a leader. In a way, telling your manager what you really think might be the best thing you could ever do for this person.
24 Apr. 2012 | Comments (0)
10 Things A Bad Manager Tells You… And What They Really Mean
Bad managers use a variety of clichés or insincere comments to appear concerned or supportive… when often times, they mean the exact opposite. If your manager is giving you these lines, be wary – you might be working for a bad manager.
21 Mar. 2012 | Comments (0)
Should Executive Talent Management be Separate from HR?
HR is the “glue” of any well-functioning organization; it represents the spirit and moral compass of the company. But it shouldn’t own Executive Talent Management.
27 Jan. 2012 | Comments (2)
The Only Leadership Question You’ll Ever Need
This blog asks readers to remember that the only question that really matters in leadership is the one that reinforces the right ethical path.