Your Glasses or Mine?

Your Glasses or Mine?

Powerful partnerships exist when two unique individuals can communicate their needs and their assets, while respecting another person's needs and assets. I must be true to my language, while seeking to learn yours, and you must do the same to me in return.

Please Don’t Waste Your Money on the Next Big Trend

Please Don’t Waste Your Money on the Next Big Trend

The next big personality test isn’t going to do anything for you than distract your people from the most important work they’re doing. So please, stop wasting your money on whatever shiny thing you see next and instead make solid investment in developing your people!

Leaders Never Leave the Office

Leaders Never Leave the Office

Whether contractually or not, we must hold leaders to a higher standard, because their influence is higher by nature of their position. We must call out bad behavior in our board rooms and demand better. We must measure the success of a leader not just by numbers but by how he/she arrived at those numbers.

When Culture Walks Beyond Your Walls

When Culture Walks Beyond Your Walls

Reconsider who your audience is when you're building strong organizational culture. See your employees as spouses and parents and friends and community members and walk your walk...walk it right out the door of your company!

Are You Starting Off on the Wrong Foot?

Are You Starting Off on the Wrong Foot?

Typically, a "first day" on the job looks like a lot of paperwork, not much interaction and a definite start off on the wrong foot. Instead of sending the message to new hires that they are being courted for long-term commitment, organizations welcome them in a cold, sterile and less than exciting way. First impressions are too important to keep doing them the wrong way!

The Definition of Insanity

The Definition of Insanity

Good management is not something that’s an inherent skill, it must be learned and developed. Managers must be trained how to effectively delegate (not abdicate!), how to make successful hiring decisions, how to monitor, coach and provide constructive feedback to others, and how to prioritize building trust and open communication with direct reports. Intentional measures must be taken to ensure first-time managers find success. Let’s break the chain of “insanity” and do something different to see different results!

Say No to the Pose

Say No to the Pose

What is the appropriate balance between embracing our strengths (and consequently admitting our non-strengths) and being willing to learn new skills, grow, and develop? For how long do we keep stretching before deciding that our professional muscles just aren’t cut out for a certain task, job or role?