Execution or Extinction?

Every successful business must plan and execute. How effectively you perform these vital activities determines whether you will survive or thrive. In other words, plan and execute or become extinct. In fact, senior executives predict that "very effective" strategy execution would improve operating profits by an average of 30 percent over two years. A lot…

Leadership is a Way of Life

A few years ago, Lee had the privilege to sit down and chat with Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines (and Queen of their LUV culture). Colleen has been a friend, encourager, and a loyal reader of our newsletter for many years. During our discussion, we covered lots of topics. In this particular segment…

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…

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…

6 Ways to Inspire Healthy Growth for Your Business

The current business and public health environment have forced many of us to grow in ways we would have never imagined.  As you move forward, the key is to intentionally sustain that growth. Healthy growth is a choice. When you help others grow, you grow… and growing people fuel growing organizations. Something is healthy when it…

Timely Yet Timeless Perspectives

While I was working toward my doctorate at the George Washington University, I also worked at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. It was a wonderful introduction to the world of management consulting. Fast forward. This past weekend I worked with a client at the Aspen Meadows Resort, home of The Aspen Institute. Our meeting was held…

Your Compelling Purpose and Plan

Last week, we highlighted Healthy Leadership which is a force multiplier for the 5 growth factors in the Healthy Growth process. Today, we will highlight the first of the five growth factors:  Compelling Purpose & Plan. To convince others, you must first believe in your organization’s purpose and plan. Winston Churchill said, “Before you can…

Healthy Growth – Healthy Payoff

JUST IMAGINE, this is your company… Top performing employees are flourishing. They are using their natural gifts to help the company grow. They are healthy, happy, and innovative. They embrace risk and challenges. They are motivated by the bigger purpose of their work and willingly give their personal time and energy to fulfill that purpose.…

Clever Signs

Small businesses need every advantage they can get. Clever signage is a great way to make a memorable impression. Here a few we thought you might appreciate:  In a Podiatrist's office: Time wounds all heels.On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels.At an Optometrist's Office: If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to…

4 Factors for Sustainable Work Arrangements

Workers with COVID Masks

Over the past month, many company leaders have begun to plan for a gradual return to the workplace. We have seen approaches ranging from weekly shifts to phased-in returns to returns by floors in the office building.  Unfortunately, none of these approaches considers all of the important factors in creating sustainable work arrangements. A business is not…