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Sharing Your Passion to Improve the Endgame

  Developing people skills is a journey that begins very early in life.  At one time you learned basic rules about your personal behavior and how to get along with others.  Perhaps it was from Robert Fulghum’s book “Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten,” or the Gold...

Why Leaders Must Coach

We live in a fast-paced, ever changing, and complex world. As leaders we are constantly looking for more effective, efficient, and productive ways to push both ourselves and those that work with us. According to research recently published by Gallup, employee disengagement costs American org...

Executive Presence

  Possibly, the most challenging is statement a leader hears is from their boss, stakeholder or board member is “You need to work on your executive presence”.  Unfortunately, this statement is elusive - leaders are left guessing what exactly needs improvement and/or creating their...

How Will You Be Known?

  Most leaders don’t think about their leadership legacy. They think a legacy is something for older people or something you leave when you die. A Legacy, however, is something more. A true Legacy is a living thing that is a gift to both the giver and recipient and as it is passed on, it ad...

Leading for Results

  "Man cannot live on bread alone, he must have peanut butter (James A. Garfield)!" Similarly leadership does not stand alone, it must get results, and that means achieving well formulated goals. By definition, a destination is inherent and you MUST know where your are going or, as oft ...

Relationship Management

  Possibly, the most challenging is statement a leader hears is from their boss, stakeholder or board member is “You need to work on your executive presence”.  Unfortunately, this statement is elusive - leaders are left guessing what exactly needs improvement and/or creating their...

Leadership Confidence

Most leadership programs miss the mark in developing leaders. They try to re-create the person or make them into someone else, possibly a specific leader that is revered and admired. Although it is beneficial to read and learn from others, it is crucial to your leadership confidence that you know...

Why Leaders Coach

We live in a fast-paced, ever changing, complex world. As leaders we are constantly looking for more effective, efficient, and productive ways to do our work and that of those we lead. You probably have read the statistics that the Gallup organization published about the percentage of non-engaged...


Chosen Accountability

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” Stephen R. Covey I find it interesting that when we hear the word “accountability”, we tend to cringe. What is it about this word Ithat elicits such a response? If I say, “Who are you accountable to?” to an executive, more often than not I get a...

Be A Change Champion

Great leaders love and champion change…well, at least that’s what most business articles would have you believe. I believe that the question begs a more complex answer to provide true guidance. As managers, we can each “champion” change, what we need to explore is how to develop our personal skil...

Leadership Through Community Engagement: The Ultimate Win-Win

As we develop and strengthen the leadership in our organizations, as well as our personal leadership development, we should be sure to include time and planning for “community focus.”  More and more organizations have broadened their vision to include community service initiatives. Your care...

3 Keys to Building Trust in Your Leadership

Trust in leadership is on a decline1. There are several reasons for this, and the purpose of this white paper is to identify areas where leaders can focus to bring higher levels of trust.The first question we should ask is, "Why is trust so important in an organization?" I believe that answer is ...

Using Emotional Intelligence to Build Trust in Your Leadership

Trust in leadership is on the decline. What is most concerning is that trust is the basis for all positive human interaction, either in the workplace or in our personal lives. Without trust collaboration and communication deteriorates, employees are less likely to bring innovative solutions or th...

Building Your Leadership Legacy

Most leaders do not think about their leadership legacy. They think a legacy is something for older people or something you leave when you die. Legacy is something handed down, usually a gift that has impact and a reputation. It is very possible a legacy is not "formally" recognized until after a...

Leadership and Accountability

The opposite of accountable is irresponsible, inconsistent, faithlessness; undisciplined... one website even says reckless1. I would dare say if we asked a leader if they were any of these things, we would get a resounding, "No, I am quite the opposite." If a leader is the opposite of these thing...