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Author: Timothy I. Thomas and Rip Tilden

Celebrate This Year’s Wins to Set Up Next Year’s Successes

It’s that time of year again – the time when leaders review the past year, frequently introducing the task with phrases like “What are the lessons learned?” or “Where can we do better?” or even “Let’s sit down and do a postmortem.” Such sober reflection is important – critical, in fact,  for business success. But… Continue reading Celebrate This Year’s Wins to Set Up Next Year’s Successes

leadership decision-making

3 Decisions that Damage Decision-making for Your Business

Decisions, decisions! Your business lives or dies, thrives or falters, and is energized or paralyzed not only on the basis of the actual decisions that are made but – critically – on how those decisions are made. In fact, it is possible to make the right decision but make it in the wrong way. And,… Continue reading 3 Decisions that Damage Decision-making for Your Business

leadership trust

A Blueprint for Rebuilding Team Trust

In our last blog, we discussed how leaders can wreck trust on their teams. Now, no leader sets out purposefully to damage trust. But it can happen, nonetheless. If you find yourself in the unenviable position of having been responsible for dismantling team trust, you have an important job ahead of you: rebuilding trust on… Continue reading A Blueprint for Rebuilding Team Trust

leadership development

Do You Really Have Time to Do a Do-over?

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden, Coach, UCLA Bruins Over nearly two decades of coaching and developing thousands of leaders, the #1 pushback we receive for any skill or model we present – whether we are talking about giving feedback,… Continue reading Do You Really Have Time to Do a Do-over?

leadership clarity

Seeing What You Want to See Leads to Big Problems

As a leader, you want to lead your team and your business to success. That requires clarity into current situations, sound decision-making, and agile execution. Too often, leaders fall down on the very first requirement. Why? For one simple reason: We see what we want to see. It happens time and again, such as …… Continue reading Seeing What You Want to See Leads to Big Problems