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Helping Others Grow Strategy

Igniting The Strategic Spark In Others If the whole purpose of leadership is to leverage talent and achieve results through the efforts of others, then leaders have a very special stewardship when...

Coaching: The Heart of Management

When you hear the word Coaching, what comes to mind? You may see and treat it as a separate task, as a "side dish" on the menu of business responsibilities. You will...

Leadership On The River

For a long time, we have been an advocate for leadership development, succession planning, and the transfer of talent. You simply can't run an organization successfully for long without a stable of...

Functional Leadership Teams

The senior management team is the social and cultural engine that drives organization performance. Senior teams juggle and resolve a myriad of issues like strategy formulation, productivity improvement, changing markets, competition, innovation,...

Executive Team Development

Is it possible for people at the senior leadership level of your organization to work as a cohesive team? After all, you are probably dealing with a group of very independently minded-individuals...

The Leadership Ring

The Leadership Ring The ring has a circular shape that forms to fit the finger. A circle is never-ending. It is constant and infinite. Likewise, a true leader is constant. Leaders are...

Goal Theory and Coaching

“Hey you. Yeah, you over there. What are you doing?” “If I don’t see that report on my desk by 3:00, you are fired!” It is amazing how powerful just a few...

An Important Discovery: Teamwork Really Works

Background Recently I had the opportunity to facilitate CMOE’s Exploring Teamwork workshop for a Fortune 50 company. As a quick background, this company has open enrollment workshops. So, at this workshop, there...

Eat Miso Soup First!?

A few years ago when I was working for a global pharmaceutical company, I had the chance to work with a colleague from Canada. One day, when we went out to eat...

“Whack -a -Mole” Management

At a fair or amusement park you might find a game of skill called "Whack - a - Mole." The point of the game is to wait for one of several moles...