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Six Secrets to Getting More Done With the Staff You Have

One complaint we often hear from the leaders we work with is, “I don’t have enough staff.”  Many leaders have described to us the level of stress they feel because they know they could do so much more if only they had more time or more people. Similarly, the results of over 350 Employee Opinion Surveys we have conducted tell...

Think Twice Before You Hit Send

Are you sure you want to send that email? Take a second and think twice before you hit the send button on that email or text that should have stayed in your drafts folder. Each year, we have the privilege of coaching managers who have sent an email that, to put it bluntly, should have never been sent. These emails...

What’s Innovation Got to Do with It?

Have you ever wondered how Amazon keeps up its rapid-fire pace of launching new products and services or how they routinely make the top ten of Forbes “Most Innovative Companies?” At the core, is a focus on innovation and an obsession with its customers. Amazon’s theory is that innovation starts with hiring great people who at the core of their...

Turning your 2018 New Year’s Dream into Reality 

In my job, I have been privileged to work with thousands of leaders. Leaders who are passionate about life, and love what they do to earn their living. But some of the leaders I work with are able to accomplish significantly more than others. You may ask, isn’t their passion and drive enough? How are these people able to accomplish...

If We Are Doing So Great…Why is Morale So Low?

If We Are Doing So Great…Why is Morale So Low? Most of our clients have had one of their best years ever. The teams are exceeding their goals, customers are plentiful and happy and, most importantly for the shareholders, profits have never been higher. Another way to say this, the organizations we are working with are clearly winning. Despite this...

We Climb and Win as a Team…Period!

Every organizational leader can take a few lessons on building a high-performance team from the sport of mountain climbing; where they realize teamwork can mean the difference between life and death. On May 26, 2006, Lincoln Hall, an Australian mountaineer who had reportedly died the day before on his way down from the summit of Mt. Everest, was found just...

Are You the Leader the World Needs You to Be?

The world is in desperate need of good leaders – leaders who base every action and decision on their values. Leadership is based on integrity, innovation and relationships. Your effectiveness as a leader is not based on your title or your technical expertise, but rather on your ability to uphold your values in the face of resistance, the capacity to...

Caring is Crucial in Motivation

We recently worked with a manager who had multiple employees who went out of their way in exit interviews to tell Human Resources the negative feelings they had about their manager. The employees had two major complaints. One, the employees felt the manager did not communicate with them the important information they needed to do their jobs. Second, the employees...

Will following your passion bring you riches or ruins

There is an old cliché–and even a book–titled, Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow! If you Google “love your job” or “passion for your job,” you’ll be overwhelmed with the amount of articles that come up. Passion in your job is such a popular topic that there are even coaching companies who have it as their mission to help you find...

What Makes Leaders Great

Do you have the missing link? When we survey participants in our seminars and ask, What are the characteristics of a great leader? The following are the most shared comments: Has a clear positive vision of the future Provides clear goals and strategic direction Good communicator Hires strong team members Builds a great team Defines clear goals and responsibilities Values...

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