Leadership Clarity and Conssitency

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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 you and your team. ------------------------------------…

Downturn Leadership

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Truism: no trend goes on forever. This truism prevents complacency during good times and instills hope during tough times. I originally wrote the the attached report 2001 to address how to lead in an economic downturn, then I revised it in 2008. Well, 2020 seems to be singing the same song to leaders. There are…

Execution or Extinction?

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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…

Building a Coaching Culture

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Business coaching is an inside job. It starts with your knowledge and clarity of who you are; then it emanates outward to your coaching skills and habits. Positive Coaching Mindset × Positive Coaching Habits = Winning Results and Relationships You can see the cultural impact of this this new transformative coaching model compared to a…

16 Things Every Leader Should Know

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Having spent the past 20+ years serving leaders and leading others myself, I've accumulated some practical perspectives on leadership. Your time is valuable, so I've boiled them down to bite-size nuggets:   On Attitude:  Life's rewards go to those who let their actions rise above their excuses. A life filled with positive attitude is also…

Leadership is a Way of Life

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A few years ago, I had the privilege to sit down and chat with Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. We covered lots of topics. In this particular segment Colleen shared her thoughts on leadership as a way of life. Her book with Ken Blanchard, Lead with LUV, is a quick-read and chock-filled with…

Navigating Success

Have you ever felt like you were trying to follow conflicting directions to navigate to your goal? In today’s whirlwind of changes, this image might feel less like a humorous sign and more like a daunting reality. We help top notch leaders remove the guesswork from their journey. With clear thinking and practical tools, our…

10 Risks for Growing Businesses

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Business is good in nearly every sector, but business leaders still need to be aware of 10 common risks associated with rapid growth:   Betting against the law. (legally required activities on the back burner) Operational infrastructure is underdeveloped. Product and service quality are declining. (customer needs are obscured by growth needs) Inability to quickly…

What’s Your UVP?

As a leader you are orchestrating the moves and sounds of your organization’s daily symphony. To ensure your team in performing in harmony, you have to start with the same sheet music.  If some team members are playing Beethoven’s 5th and others are playing Disney’s Fantasia, the result will not likely be pleasing to the…

Elevate Your Game: 2 Ways to Compete at Higher Levels

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During my family holiday visits, we play lots of ping pong--a favorite indoor sport of ours. Over many games and tournaments certain players dominate, and a clear trend emerges. The consistent winners use the full ping pong table to their advantage. They keep opponents moving, guessing and reacting to an array of shots in different…