Although so much about leadership deals with big things, like vision, values and strategic goals, what builds a leader’s reputation of greatness or tears them down to the point where some lose their job, is sometimes the little things. Maybe that’s what makes a leader’s job so difficult. To be successful they have to excel ...
Technology brings us so many great things. It brings us the ability to access information quicker than we have ever done in the past. My daughter is studying the presidents in school so I asked her who the 13th president was. I fully expected her to recite the answer right then and there, but I ...
If you’ve ever worked for a bad boss, you’ve probably uttered these famous words …. “I don’t get paid enough to put up with this crap!” Bad bosses destroy morale and employee engagement and, more often than not, they brighten up the whole company when they quit or are finally fired. So what makes someone ...
Eight Guiding Principles for Great Leadership Over the last twenty years, we have had the opportunity to work with thousands of managers. Some of these talented people seem to have one success after another in their career. When we use the term success, we are talking about success in both the “hard” or profit side ...
By Peter Stark and Amanda McDoulett (Marketing Coordinator) A New York Times article recently upheld the important role the family narrative plays in a healthy family. The term narrative refers to a story that’s pieced together with facts, events, and emotions. The more parents honestly communicated with children about their family’s past, present and future ...
A manager I’m coaching recently told me, “I can either do the job right and miss the deadline, or I can produce poor quality work and meet my boss’ deadline.” On a personal note, my youngest daughter, Brianne told me, “I can either be in bed by 10, not study and fail my earth science ...
Our accountant pointed out an interesting bit of data related to our recent company phone bill: the youngest team member spent approximately 22 minutes on calls, and texted 1285 times, while the oldest team member spent approximately 366 minutes on phone calls, and texted only 18 times. Age wise, the employees in the middle had ...
Although I’ve been blessed with loving parents and a loving family, I have a friend who has a relationship with his parents and siblings that could be termed toxic. In fact, I would describe his parents and siblings as mean and abusive. If they were his employees rather than his family members, the easy solution ...
In the 90’s, customers demanded to know where your products were made to ensure they weren’t supporting a company that used sweatshops. In the early 2000’s, customers wanted to know how and with what your products were made to ensure they weren’t supporting an environmentally irresponsible company. Today, customers want to know how your employees ...
Throughout our careers as consultants, we’ve coached many leaders who’ve struggled to build followership with either bosses, direct reports, or peers who don’t have a high level of respect for their contributions to the organization as a leader. Some of the concerns or complaints regarding these leaders have included: Not appearing to work as hard ...