How to Improve Your Working Memory

Overcoming Personal and Organizational Forgetfulness

Behavior, Productivity, Perseverance, Personal, Change, Coaching, Conflicts, Personal Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Systems

I can sometimes be so forgetful that I wonder to myself if something is wrong with me. The next room, the next sentence, the next mouse click all can be no match for my absent-mindedness. I’ve learned though that I’m in good company. Being forgetful can happen to all of us at any age and […]

New Blog Series – “The Superpower Series”

Discovering and Embracing Your Superpowers in Work and Life

Superpowers, Breakthroughs, Career, Leadership Development

As some of you know, I recently conducted an experiment on Facebook whereby I asked my community what they felt was a unique ability or “superpower” that I possess. The idea came about through a book I’m reading this week by Pat Flynn called “Will It Fly.”  It’s a business book about validating potential business […]

Two Fail-Safe Ways to Find Treasure in Personality Assessments

Personality, Leadership Development, Work, Team Building, Career, Behavior, Character, Interior World

I’ve lost count of the number of fee and free personality, temperament, strength and skill assessments available today.  Some are based on well developed behavioral and management science. Some, I’m convinced, are based upon substance-accompanied late nighters against deadlines to create copy for pop culture magazines.  You know, the “why your lover acts like a spoiled tarantula” crowd. […]

Every Successful Leader Has This One Kind of Friend

leadership development, mindset, truth, professional development, mentor, relationships

My buddy sat across the table from me listening patiently, his head cocked to one side while making a few scribbles on his yellow pad as I talked. A project I was working on had stalled, and I was in no small state of consternation about why it refused to find it’s higher gear. Our coffee time […]

5 Toxic Effects of Gossip About Former Employees

And a few healthier alternatives for team building

team building, business building, leadership development, management development, culture, toxic culture

The meeting was going well until a name was dropped.  The ensuing chuckles and eye rolls suggested some kind of infamy or company lore. The only comment made was less than flattering.  And then the conversation continued as if nothing happened at all. But in reality something very septic just happened.  Something that often goes […]

3 Ways to Handle The Messy Middle of Conflict

Guiding Principles for Leadership Effectiveness

business building, leadership development, mindset, conflict, team buiding

Each time I teach on the subject of conflict I learn something new.  Life is full of case studies. At a recent client session with a management team I began with a “checkered flag/yellow flag” exercise where everyone shares a victory and a caution within their area of the business.  To the person, all of […]

When Sharks Menace or Threaten Your Business

The Launch of Create Business Breakthroughs

business building, business development, business breakthroughs, entrepreneurship, business owner, leadership development

This summer there have been quite a few shark problems along our coastal waters.  It makes for a captivating news report, until it comes alive in your world. Then it grabs your attention in a whole new way!  That happened to us a few weeks ago while in Seaside, FL.