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Category: Leadership-Executive Coaching

The toughest of elephants — change at the top

I wondered if we were going to be able to talk about the problem everyone knew faced us, but no one wanted to mention.  Then, one of the members of the leadership team looked at me and said: “We have an elephant in the room, and we better deal with it.”   I wanted to give… Continue reading The toughest of elephants — change at the top

Are You Half Full?

Now that the lazy days of summer have come to an end I see some people exuding a rather melancholy state of mind.  Whether it’s the start of school with the busy schedules it includes, the shorter daylight hours and the prospect of long, cold winter nights, or the thought of a stretch of many… Continue reading Are You Half Full?

The Cash Crunch — An Elephant in the Room

My friend looked at me with a smile and beamed about her business’s results for the past 6 months.  “Look at the turnaround,” she said.  “We are well into the black for the first time all year thanks to cost controls and our hard work to collect from our customers.”  She had every right to… Continue reading The Cash Crunch — An Elephant in the Room

People Know

My mother was right, and she never knew she was a management guru.  She taught me an important lesson as a child – People Know.  Her point to me then was that the people around me know what kind of person I am.  They know whether I am a person of integrity, or not…and whether… Continue reading People Know

The Family Vacation: A Lesson In Leadership

My step-daughter is a serious planner.  Everything is written down, prioritized and carried out with the authority of a seasoned drill sergeant.  So it was no surprise that our family vacation to Disney this past January was scheduled out to the last detail.  Ten family members were involve in this adventure, the only children being… Continue reading The Family Vacation: A Lesson In Leadership