Welcome to Our Blog
Motivating and Inspiring – creating the momentum to achieve your vision
If there is one thing that you can do to ensure that your leadership produces results it is to inspire your employees to achieve beyond what they may have thought possible and then to motivate them to do this day in and day out. This is very doable even if your vision...
Gaining employee alignment
The secret sauce for vision achievement
The power of a compelling leadership direction
How to begin engaging others to achieve high performance
Thriving as a leader in a turnaround assignment
Leadership, Change management
What Brexit teaches us about managing change
The media was full of descriptions of people’s reactions to the June 23, 2016 result of the British referendum to exit the European Union. Not surprisingly, those reactions mirrored what we know about how people respond to change that they did not initiate. Shock,...
Want commitment? Then lead and don’t manage.
Leading gets you the untapped potential of others
Setting the foundations to influence others (Part 3)
So what do we mean by trust? Good news! If you have been building relationships using the skills mentioned in the last blog then you are most of the way there in establishing trust with someone.
Setting the foundations to influence others (Part 2)
These skills, while described here separately, actually need to be used simultaneously. Additionally using your skills as an adept communicator and reader of people’s intentions and motivations are essential.
The #1 job of a leader is change
How to overcome the barriers that others put in the way “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” ― Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing Many leaders that I have worked with are much more comfortable managing rather than leading. So...
Sounds good, but is it? Is this just another leadership style? The title sounds inspiring, conjuring up images of leaders stepping into the fore, saving the organization from one calamity or another. The leader’s boss may think that there is no problem. The work is...
Setting the foundations to influence others (Part 1)
Two types of tension to resolve No matter the context for how we use the word influence, when we think of successful influencers we are usually referring to people who have the ability to get someone, over whom they have no control, to do something. Sometimes this is...