Category Archives: Leadership

C-Suite Tools: Creating Powerful Strategic Discussions

C-Suite Tools: Creating Powerful Strategic Discussions

“I need your coaching on working with my management team,” John told me during a recent phone call. “As we plan and strategize our future, we’ve got some tough decisions to make on our priorities and where we want to allocate resources.  Of course, there will be some trade-offs and choices to make, so IContinue Reading

Which Strategic Initiatives Should You Implement?

Which Strategic Initiatives Should You Implement?

Today, more than ever before, organizations are having to battle with fewer financial and human resources.  Deciding where and how to allocate them is challenging – and these decisions have become even more difficult because a wrong decision can cripple an entire organization. In view of this new environment, the process of evaluating and prioritizing projects mustContinue Reading

Four Fatal Mistakes in Strategic Planning

Four Fatal Mistakes in Strategic Planning

Looking for ways to jump start profitable growth? Over 88 percent of this country’s large organizations are now engaged in some form of strategic planning…and this number continues to expand, reaching across all industry sectors and involves companies of all sizes. Yet, as business leaders gather to strategically plan their futures, they continue to make fundamental…even fatalContinue Reading

Burnout: Its Costs and Cures

Burnout: Its Costs and Cures

The critical difference between companies that handle aggressive schedules and stress versus those that can’t is how well managers perform their jobs. This “Leadership Tip” describes six ways managers can help prevent burnout and still deliver.Continue Reading

Transform Your Strategy into a Powerful “Story”

Transform Your Strategy into a Powerful “Story”

Most strategies look like ""bulleted to-do"" lists, but they don’t force you to sequence and think through the critical relationships or strategies. Transform your business plan from bullet points into a story that tells everyone not only what the goals are but also how to reach them.Continue Reading

How to Build Honesty and Authenticity in Your Organization

How to Build Honesty and Authenticity in Your Organization

In environments lacking openness, the cost of employee silence results in decreased productivity, loss of teamwork, missed deadlines, rework and mistakes. This “tip” provides seven powerful ways to cure silence and encourage employees to tell you what’s on their mind.Continue Reading

“Time Out” as a Competitive Edge

“Time Out” as a Competitive Edge

In most companies, managers are so stretched, they don’t have a spare moment to plan or think. Just time to do. This tip is based on providing employees on the F-35 program the “time out” to think and innovate. The results were outstanding and guidance is given on how you can make “time out” part of your own culture.Continue Reading