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Category Archives: Change Management
No one likes being pushed or bullied into making snap decisions. There’s something unnerving about the situation where we’re the demand is “I need an answer, and I need it now!” Of course, if you work as in law enforcement or an emergency room, sometimes immediate decisions are necessary. But most of the time, the » Read More
When it comes to remote teams, absence can make results stronger. Managed well, remote teams will outperform your co-located groups. My Remote Team Story I have been working in long distance leadership situations for almost 2 decades. I have led many highly dispersed teams. For most of my career I have not worked in the » Read More
We can hope that what is happening in Washington, D.C. over the past decade is not a mirror of what is happening in organizations around the country and world. The environment though sets up a key leadership question: As a leader, is compromise a strength or weakness? To ensure we are on the same page » Read More
Failure. Admit it - it’s not a word that sits well with you. If you’re like the typical leader, you’re personally committed to your own success and the success of your organization. Failure is not in your vocabulary. But leaders actually do fail at an alarming rate. Even hardworking leaders like you are not immune. » Read More
In your organization or on your team, think for a moment about what you’d most like to see happen over the next 6 months to 2 years. Give yourself a minute… Now would you say your greatest vision for your team or your organization is: Do what we’re doing, only better, more effectively or more » Read More
During and after the recent Boulder flooding, emergency officials asked people to stay home. I followed these orders. For two days. But I’m not good at sitting around and waiting if someone needs help. I think many employees feel the same way.
In today’s fast-paced, globally-connected business world in which we live, an organization’s successes and failures can be tweeted across the Internet in a matter of seconds. A knee jerk reaction of many organizational leaders is to clamp down on the amount of information shared internally, with hopes of minimizing risk to the organization. Many times » Read More
Ok… here’s how it works. First I tell you a story. Then I ask you some questions. Then you answer in the comment section. It’s like a discussion where people exchange ideas, and we all learn something. Perhaps you have heard of it before. It’s fun. Let’s play. For a long time I was the » Read More
Considering we live in an age that has been increasingly defined by a heightened sense of competition and specialisation, it is no wonder that acquiring an executive position has become so coveted in the employment market. An executive role allows further room for upward mobility, a greater control over internal decisions and even the possibility » Read More