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Using Working Sessions to get Things Done

Using Working Sessions to get Things Done

Have you ever had a project in your business that was stalled?  I’ve seen this happen with projects that require the engagement and alignment of multiple departments.  In an effort to get the requisite collaboration, the project leader tries to cajole all of the...

Six Essentials for Effective Leadership©

Six Essentials for Effective Leadership©

OVERVIEW Everyone has experienced effective and ineffective leadership.  Both are easy to identify, even to feel, in most settings.  Understanding why leadership is effective or ineffective is tougher.  Occasionally there are obvious strengths or weaknesses.  But most...

Pick Your Role Models Carefully

Pick Your Role Models Carefully

The headlines are full of leadership wisdom from our modern industry titans: Musk, Bezos, Zuckerberg, and Jobs (even though he passed away nearly 10 years ago).   Do you want to be like them? What I can say for certain is that I don’t aspire to be Elon Musk, Steve...

Planning is great, but budgeting???

Planning is great, but budgeting???

It’s mid-October, and as I write this I’ve had an item on my to-do list for a month that says “Update 4th quarter plan”, and another that says, “Prepare 2021 plan”.  My brain tells me that I should do it, but I always seem to find something else that is supposedly...

When Goals Don’t Help, Change Your Habits

When Goals Don’t Help, Change Your Habits

This weekend, I started reading a book about behavior change by James Clear called Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. Early in the book, Clear comments on how frequently people and organizations try to achieve better...

Forming New Work Habits in Quarantine

Forming New Work Habits in Quarantine

Old habits are hard to break. When I was 40 years old, I had Lasik surgery on my eyes. After three decades of wearing glasses every day, I could suddenly see without them. But my old actions persisted. For six months after the surgery, I would go to bed and reach for...

How to Communicate Honestly in Turbulent Times

How to Communicate Honestly in Turbulent Times

What we’re seeing today with the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything most of us have experienced before. This situation requires leaders to communicate frequently and honestly with their teams. People are thirsty to understand what is happening and how it affects...

Employee Feedback and the Fear of Giving a Perfect 10

Employee Feedback and the Fear of Giving a Perfect 10

We’re often asked to rate things–surveys, people, presentations, and even meetings. For those familiar with EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, you know that every meeting ends by scoring it, from 1 to 10. Have you noticed that some people struggle to rate...

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