Leadership Clarity and Consistency

Leadership inputs yield predictable organizational outcomes, particularly during uncertain times. This infographic illustrates the effects of leadership clarity and consistency versus leadership ambiguity and inconsistency. Your team's health and productivity are your choice.  They are depending on your clarity and consistency now more than ever. Contact us to discuss how we can help. ------------------------------------Check out 7 Moments... that…

Positive Coaching Quotes

Enjoy this short, upbeat video of key quotes from our latest release, The Power of Positive Coaching.  “Lee and Julie deliver powerful lessons with simple, concise language. As inspirational as it is practical. A vital tool for leaders at any career stage. An extraordinary book!” Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, The Thinkers50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the…

Teacher and Student

As parents and leaders, we tend to focus on teaching lessons to our teams, whether it is a team of employees at work or a team of children at home. In today’s fast moving and ever-changing world we must also focus on learning new lessons ourselves. We have learned from our children how to: give grace…

Are You a Boss or a Leader?

Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here are 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your employees. A boss knows it all; a leader is always learning. A boss gives answers; a leader seeks solutions. A boss talks more than listens; a leader…

Texting and Mastery

I am a pretty proficient texter, although I can't hold a candle to your average teenager. I recall when I purchased my first iPhone years ago, I was typing a text to my technology partner, Harry. I was encouraging him to do what he does best. I kept is short and sweet by writing, "Just…

It’s All About Character

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A significant problem in today's society is that people's level of success is greater than their character can sustain. We see it every day in professional sports, entertainment, business and politics. People lack the personal character to gracefully handle their success, power, influence and wealth. It's a character chasm. Cavett Robert, founder of the National Speakers…

Leadership: A Force Multiplier

Leadership matters today more than ever. Attributes that distinguished great leaders yesterday are basic  requirements today. Sustained remote work challenges and the desire for workers to see the human behind the leader are forcing leaders to elevate their games, to be more human and more vulnerable (i.e., personally courageous). In fact, the single most important…

Purpose and Service in Action

A few weeks ago, I shared a story about three friends who embodied purpose and service. Dan Montgomery is CEO of Fritz Industries.  He is a client, a friend, and a diligent reader of our posts. Dan replied to the post about purpose and service with a compelling story of his own. With his permission,…

6 Critical Questions

A compelling purpose answers “why?”.  It provides meaning and motivation for your team.  A compelling plan answers “what?”. It provides clarity and direction for your team. The latest Gallup workforce survey of millions of workers and interviews with CHROs and preeminent economists reveals that a global dream is to have a “good job”.  However, the…

Top 5 Back-to-School Tips

Here are 5 back-to-school tips from three "parenting experts" who are siblings.  They wrote these tips that are excerpted from Please Listen Up, Parents when they were 21, 18 and 15 years-old. If we really don't want the latest lunchbox, let it go – we are trying to be cool. Get us into a routine before…