Why We Must Stop Focusing on Greatness

And Start Doing Things That Reflect It

behavior, culture, good to great, leadership, mindset, service

In our day’s work journey toward corporate greatness (even if your work is at home) I find one recurring challenge that is the proverbial fly in the ointment. We the people have to deal with us the humans. It’s like a friend sometimes joked – “this job would be fun if it weren’t for the people.”  He […]

Why Superheroes Can Make Lousy Leaders

Culture, leadership development, organizations, teams, business building

I heard a new rendition of an old joke recently. An ultra high paid professional athlete is on a flight without his seatbelt fastened when the flight attendant walks up and reminds him the captain has not yet turned off the seatbelt sign. True to his overconfident self, the athlete retorts, “I’m Superman, and Superman […]

What Top Professionals Know That Amateurs Seem To Forget

Behavior, Habit, Leadership Development, Mindset, Culture, Strategic Planning, Business

There is an old proverb that says ‘The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.’ The significance of this pithy jewel is well known to those in the agriculture industry. Plowing in the autumn enriches the soil making way for a good yield in the next crop. […]

What Top Talent Wants From Every Employer

Business Coaching, Business development, Culture, Entrepeneur, Leadership development, Strategic Planning, teams, Conflicts, career

A client recently made an offhand comment about a former employer that I found amusing and sad at the same time. In discussing strategies for recruiting and selecting top talent, he quipped about the challenge that business faced in finding talent period.  He said half the qualified people in the local market had previously worked […]

5 Disciplines of Tool Savvy Managers.

work, productivity, practice, perseverance, management, business, Business coaching, career, change, culture, goals

In the classic hit comedy “Home Improvement”, Tim “The Toolman” Taylor is the unassuming though accident-prone tool ‘expert’ on a “how to” show whose main punchlines often involve klutsey ‘fails’. I can identify.  I’m really not a handyman. Changing the light bulbs at the top of our stairs requires – in my experience – mountain climbing gear plus a quick check […]