In preparation for an upcoming executive education session, I conducted a quick pulse survey earlier this month. I wanted to understand whether the leaders attending my training believe that there is a difference in the importance of career development to their employees based upon their current level of performance. And they do. A Picture of » Read More
Category Archives: Leadership Coaching
A significant dimension of leadership is coaching… engaging in conversations that help others make the leap from where they are to where they want (or need) to be. Whether the focus is on correcting a performance problem, expanding capacity, improving relationships, or developing within one’s career, coaching is a powerful tool for supporting others as » Read More
I recently had the honor of participating on a graduate school alumni panel. This was my chance to give back, by sharing some advice with the incoming students of the various graduate programs offered by the business school. Standing in front of a room full of future M-somethings, I answered questions about why I pursued » Read More
In a refreshing interview, CEO Jim Franklin shares his company’s views on employee engagement. SendGrid’s approach to job design is both exhilarating and gutsy.
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
Delegate Everything Once upon a time I learned something about delegation that I liked. I read it in a book or heard it at a seminar. I don’t remember exactly where or the exact words used. But I do remember the general idea. Keep what only you can do. Delegate everything else. That was freeing » Read More
With my 23 years of experience, I’ve seen my share of leaders. Some I’d rather forget, but learned a lot from and others I admire and emulate what they did and how they interact with their people. As I look back and reflect on those that help me grow and develop, I noticed that good » Read More
Some believe you should just ignore skeptics. Others believe you have to at least try to enroll them. While I do believe you should focus your energy on the believers, especially in the beginning of any new endeavor, I also don’t think skeptics can or should be ignored. I can tell you that those who » 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.
Are Leaders Born Or Made? This is not an original question. It has been debated for years in books, on line, and in both corporate and academic classrooms. But I would like to offer a fresh perspective. I had the pleasure of hearing Barry Posner, bestselling co-author of The Leadership Challenge, speak some years back. » Read More