Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality. His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. Maybe he can teach them a trick or two? In theory, a good project manager can become a good » Read More
Category Archives: Leadership Coaching
Hugh L. McColl, Jr. is the retired chairman and CEO of Bank of America. An ex-marine officer in the late fifties, his business leadership style was and continues to be swashbuckling, colorful, and intense. Wall Street analysts characterized him as a no-holds barred tactical genius that lead the bank as its thirty-nine year old president with » Read More
If praising employees does not come naturally to you, here are a few tips for crafting words to motivate your team…
Traditional leadership paradigms are pretty “top down,” but as modern leadership gurus help us see that such hierarchical decision-making structures are reaching their limits, it’s time to start exploring ways that employees can lead from the middle. Conveniently for those who want to rise in the organization, “leading from the middle” is also an » Read More
You know it when you hear it. It touches you. You are so moved by what you’ve just heard you can’t wait to share it. You may have even heard it before. But this time, the way it’s said and who says it impacts you differently. This was the case during my recent webinar with » Read More
Business insights can come from unexpected places, including children’s literature. Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card paints a marvelous portrait of people management, vividly contrasting what motivates and what demoralizes, and what creates excellence versus lackluster results.
There is an adage that goes, “Authority is the last resort of the inept and frustrated.” Parents who have found themselves relying on “…Because I said so” to direct a reluctant child know the total truth of that adage. When rank becomes the only means of ensuring compliance, one has long lost the battle to » Read More