Want To Help Your Team Execute Faster?

If you want a team to be more independent with making decisions and to increase the speed of execution, you need to give them flexible guideposts they can use that help them do that. I often find leaders confuse sharing a path with sharing a vision. The path usually has more concrete “how” steps to it [...]


2021-01-20T18:53:01+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Want To Know How Respected Your Employees Feel?

People will work harder for you if they feel the work they do is valued and they feel respected. To do this you need to make sure employees feel you truly listen to them. High-level leaders work to serve their team by clearing pathways so they can do great work. Check how good of a listener [...]


2021-01-18T13:49:19+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Want To Know A Key Reason That Mergers And Acquisitions Often Fail?

And it is not what you think. I have watched over a dozen companies involved in mergers or acquisitions and the majority do not succeed in the vision they had when they joined. So why is that? It is not that they didn’t do their financial due diligence. That I see happen time and again. The [...]


2021-01-08T03:25:11+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Want Tough Feedback Received Well?

The reason most people hate tough feedback is they feel demolished by it. It is like they visualize you sitting in a room and judging them as inadequate. So, the usual “sandwich” approach doesn’t work. The recipient is skeptical and doubts what you said. Instead of focusing on what you need to say, focus your energy [...]


2021-01-04T18:31:13+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why I Hate The Phrase, “Hopefully That Won’t Happen.”

Unbeknownst to the speaker of that phrase, what you have really said to your brain is, “I don’t want to know if that happens because I don’t know what I can do about it.” You instead want to get your entire team thinking, “If that does happen, I know we can handle it.” Once the brain [...]


2021-01-04T17:29:05+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Do You Know Why You Do What You Do?

I know it sounds silly. I mean, we ought to know exactly why we do what we do, however, I find that most people don’t know the underlying belief that is driving them to behave and think the way they do. For example-we have worked with... A VP that was about to get fired after 25 [...]


2020-12-28T19:34:52+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Want To Jumpstart Next Year?

30 years ago my husband and I started writing a yearly Christmas letter to each other that was filled with our memories from that year, our successes we are proud of, and our commitments of what we will accomplish the next year. Then, we buy a nice bottle of champagne, light a candle, and read this [...]


2020-12-28T19:16:21+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

If You Want Long Term Change, What Must You Do?

Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution only to break it within 30 days? Have you ever so desperately wanted a goal but find it keeps alluding you? See, affirmations and goals are not enough to make a change. Nor does will power play into making lasting change. Lasting change comes from changing the internal [...]


2020-12-28T19:02:49+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |