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Stare Down the Elephants

As a business leader, you likely make complex decisions on a daily basis about your company’s bottom line, where your next piece of business is coming from, and how you stack up against the competition. Often, as leaders, we have no problem tackling difficult issues, with one exception: people. Tough people issues can become “Elephants… Continue reading Stare Down the Elephants

Millennials: They’re Just Like Everybody Else

“The single biggest decision you make in your job – bigger than all the rest – is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing fixes that bad decision. Not compensation, not benefits – nothing.” –Jim Clifton, CEO Gallup Inc. contributor Marcel Schwantes published an article last June about why employees… Continue reading Millennials: They’re Just Like Everybody Else

Managerial Malpractice: The Failure to Give Positive Feedback

What’s the first thing you say to your team after they complete a project? If you’re like most leaders, you probably say nothing. Time and again in our leadership training workshops, we see high-level executives who are unable and unwilling to give positive feedback to their employees. And make no mistake, it’s costing them –… Continue reading Managerial Malpractice: The Failure to Give Positive Feedback

Leading on Purpose: It’s a Learned Skill

One major obstacle to a leader’s success is a lack of people skills. Leaders who cannot work effectively with people are often demoted, asked to leave, or bounce from company to company. Most leaders are hired or promoted because they are highly intelligent, have a strong work ethic, possess strong technical skills, and display a… Continue reading Leading on Purpose: It’s a Learned Skill

Baby Boomer, Meet Millennial: How to Teach Leadership

According to the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey, 63% of Millennials in the U.S. workforce – that’s 6 in 10 – believe their “leadership skills are not being fully developed.” Among those likely to leave within two years, 71% stated they were unhappy with their company’s leadership development. Those statistics should set off alarm bells for… Continue reading Baby Boomer, Meet Millennial: How to Teach Leadership