The Leader’s Guide To Culture Change

Business CulturePeople overcomplicate culture change. It’s simple.

In fact, nearly all organizational cultures are built and sustained by accident. Most are changed by accident too.

In fact, cultures are pretty dynamic. They constantly evolve and change.

However, they are very rarely designed. They…


The 4 Things You Need to Do to Exit Your Organization Well

Successful Exit

I just received my current copy of Inc. magazine. On the cover stand four, young, confident looking entrepreneurs.

Yet another story about how under 30-year olds are taking over the planet.
Personally, I like stories like that. I like the optimism…


7 Tips to Escape the Crush of Overwhelming Responsibility


Overwhelmed Business Leader

I started practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu last year. I love it. I’ve only been practicing for about six months. I’ve been surprised to discover how important the mental game is. Particularly when it comes to being overwhelmed by…


Six Mistakes That Successful Leaders Make

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As an executive coach, my client relationships are some of the most rewarding aspects of my job. Generally, they are highly successful, driven and focused people. They tend to think creatively and expansively.

They routinely…


How To Get Out Of The Way Of The Success Of Your Team

Team SuccessIn 2000, I arrived in Switzerland. I had paid to go through a ten-day, simulated humanitarian crisis. This was a training held by the humanitarian organization, Medair.

It was also a screening. A long job interview, actually.

We found out that…


How to Lead Meetings That People Want to Come To

13839444 - office presentation “I hate meetings, don’t you?”

He said this as we were about to go into our meeting.

I didn’t, entirely, take it personally. We were exploring a possible partnership together. We hadn’t met often.

I’m certain he was referring to…


12 Steps That Will Make Your Turnaround Successful

Successful TurnaroundTurning around is tough.

I was driving to a friend’s house, with my family. I decided to take a shortcut. At least, I knew the shortcut was there. Pretty sure. I had never driven in on it. You already know…


How to Pick Leaders of Unstoppable Teams

unrealized potentialI spend a lot of time around mental health professionals. I use to serve on my State’s Licensing Board for Psychologists. Many of my clients and friends are in the field. My wife is a therapist.

As I’ve gotten to…


5 Ways the Best Leaders Get Up After Getting Knocked Down

Resilient leaderIn college, I worked with people who experienced developmental disabilities. Part of my job was called, “community inclusion.” The idea was that many of our clients had a difficult time getting involved in the community and faced social stigma’s…


How to Tell If a Leader Will Create Growth

Leadership TreeI recently heard from an executive who was struggling in a tight situation. Her staff is overworked. She’s tapped out her revenue opportunities. She feels trapped in a catch-22 of, “I need resources so that I can grow. I…