Close

Leadership Development

Embracing Team and Performing Alone

Share With Friends

In the summer of 2004, America sent its “Dream Team” of the world’s best basketball talent to the Olympics in Athens, Greece, for the much-heralded return of the Olympiad to its motherland. However, the Dream Team proved a poor advertisement for the pure virtue of sporting excellence that the Olympic […]

Share With Friends
Read More

Macro, Micro and Non-Managers

Share With Friends

Micromanagement comes naturally at a start-up. You know this if you’re a founder. You micromanage either because you’re the only employee or because every detail feels so important to get right. But then the business grows. And you’re no longer a one-man band. You realize that you’re not going to […]

Share With Friends
Read More

5 Tests of a Leader

Share With Friends

Some storms brew on the horizon. We can see them coming and we have time to maneuver. Other storms just drop out of the sky suddenly like a raging tornado, wreaking havoc on anything in its path. The storms of the heart are no different. But make no mistake about […]

Share With Friends
Read More

Feeling Confident AND Being Humble

Share With Friends

Do the lyrics of the following song make you think of anyone in particular? “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble/ When you’re perfect in every way./ I can’t wait to look in the mirror/ ’Cause I get better-looking each day.”  Mac Davis wrote the original version of “It’s Hard to […]

Share With Friends
Read More

Delivering Friday’s Payroll AND Inventing the Future

Share With Friends

There are two key parallel undertakings to every organization’s viability: Creating future opportunity and delivering on yesterday’s promises. One focuses forward; the other keeps a watch backwards. One is about the windshield; the other is about the rearview mirror.  Most people’s tendency is to be either a visionary or a […]

Share With Friends
Read More

The 5 Directions of Management

Share With Friends

For many people, Michael Scott is the archetype of management. Maybe a bit lovable but definitely unqualified. Lacking in self-awareness, often disconnected and sometimes even dictatorial. We know Michael Scott isn’t real, and yet we can imagine that there are a whole lot of managers like him. After all, they […]

Share With Friends
Read More

Life on Life: The Key to Sustainable Influence

Share With Friends

Every success story I’ve ever heard has a common thread. The successful person or hero points to those influencers who have cast a positive shadow on their lives. This “influencing” is often very intentional. And everyone has someone to thank for their success because we are all shaped and influenced […]

Share With Friends
Read More