1 Secret to Experience Your Best Year Ever

Best Year EverOne of my favorite past clients just had a great year.

Their industry just experienced a down economy. Their gross revenue was also down. But they experienced an increase in profits.

Best of all, they were able to retain most of their employees. ... READ MORE »

How To Turn Around A Team That Struggles To Get Stuff Done

Four Secrets of Staff and Leadership Development

Sixth in a series of Seven Essential Executive Skills. For the other articles in the series, click this link: Seven Essential Executive Skills.

Staff DevelopmentHow do you measure leadership effectiveness?

There are several simple ways to do this. One of the best ways is to look at the people nearest to the leader.

Are they growing? ... READ MORE »

How Every Leader Can Easily Motivate Staff and Engage Employees

Fifth in a series of Seven Essential Executive Skills. For the other articles in the series, click this link: Seven Essential Executive Skills.

Motivated Employees

You can’t make an adult do something. You can only prevent someone from acting.

No society, no workplace has a tool that can force motivation. ... READ MORE »

The 7 Critical Ingredients of Effective Executive Communication

Offer This to Increase Your Leadership Influence

Third in a series of Seven Essential Executive Skills. For the first in the series, click this link: Teambuilding Without Trust Falls.

 

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

– Zig Ziglar ... READ MORE »

How Strategic Leaders Think…And Win

 

(Second in a series of Seven Essential Executive Skills. For the first in the series, click this link: Teambuilding Without Trust Falls.)

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.” - Sun Tzu ... READ MORE »

How to Do Team Building Without Trust Falls

(First in a series of Seven Essential Executive Skills)

Team Building

The most successful leaders know how to build teams. They know that their efforts are only as effective as their team. ... READ MORE »

The Best Leaders Are Thankful Ones

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton.

Give ThanksI’m a Thanksgiving Day fan. I like the pies a lot. Plural. I can eat a lot of pie.

I also really like the idea of the day. I like how the holiday escapes most holiday craziness. Unlike the history, it stays simple and focused. ... READ MORE »

5 Ways to Identify Future Leaders

Future LeaderSomething I’ve noticed about my best clients is that they place and hire well – particularly in the area of their key employees.

My clients who struggle to successfully grow, change or get to the next level usually don’t. It is a common pattern and it provokes the question: What does it take to ‘hire well?’

First, it is important to be able to place people well in all positions. However, key positions are uniquely critical. ... READ MORE »