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How to Keep Your Staff Off the Stairway to Turnover

How to Keep Your Staff Off the Stairway to Turnover

Leadership

My office is on the fifth floor of a five-floor building and, although I take the elevator up, I usually take the stairs down. Every so often, I find someone... read more

How Do You Know If You Are Self-Aware?

How Do You Know If You Are Self-Aware?

Leadership

One of the traits of successful people is that they are self-aware. I think most of us know that we need to be aware of how we are performing. Indeed,... read more

3 Tips to Create a Kick Butt Culture

3 Tips to Create a Kick Butt Culture

Leadership

We’ve all heard how important organizational culture is to success…most have heard the names of some businesses often used as examples of high performance cultures -  Zappos, Google, Southwest . Information on... read more

Leaders Must Master Candid, One-on-One Communication

Leaders Must Master Candid, One-on-One Communication

Leadership

The most egregious mistake leaders make is failing to be direct and candid with the people they lead. I know, because as an immature leader early in my career I... read more

The Innovative Leader Needs to Be an Arsonist and a Firefighter

The Innovative Leader Needs to Be an Arsonist and a Firefighter

Leadership

Innovative leaders are comfortable with ambiguity. They know that there are many ways forward. They are evangelical about the vision but agnostic about how to achieve it. They have a... read more


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Run Your Business Like Iron Man

Why You Should Run Your Business Like Iron Man

Leadership

Iron Man is one of my favorite super heroes. He’s smart, witty and simply just cool. If we pay attention we can take some valuable advice from Iron Man. Most... read more

Vision and Mission Statements – The Beginning of Team Alignment

Vision and Mission Statements – The Beginning of Team Alignment

Leadership

Last week I shared the basic principles of a Strategy Alignment Process that I use to guide leadership teams to create a 1-page strategy which gets converted into an action... read more

Real Leaders Exercise Tact

Real Leaders Exercise Tact

Leadership

Tact is like a dessert fork, present but used sparingly Early in my leadership career, I was a terrible leader. My only concerns were my own needs. My leadership style... read more

Worried About New Management?

Worried About New Management?

Leadership

There is one thing you can always count on in life, and that is change. It is human nature to fear change because people like to stick with what they... read more

Rip-Offs and Scams: How Business Owners Are Being Ripped Off: Coaching

Rip-Offs and Scams: How Business Owners Are Being Ripped Off: Coaching

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In our first Rip-Offs and Scams post, we covered web sites and how you might be paying too much for a web site. Today I’m going to cover hallowed ground:... read more

How Do You Improve Your Business Relationships?

How Do You Improve Your Business Relationships?

Leadership

What kind of relationship do you have with your customers? Relationships are, by their very nature, fluid and changeable which means making this assessment can sometimes be a tricky business.... read more

How Women Can Break Into Male-Dominated Companies

How Women Can Break Into Male-Dominated Companies

Leadership

Being the only woman in a department full of men can be intimidating, not to mention alienating. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many women, even in the PR and marketing... read more

5 Crucial Emotional Intelligence Traits of Highly Effective Leaders

5 Crucial Emotional Intelligence Traits of Highly Effective Leaders

Leadership

“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” Theodore Roosevelt Over the last decade there has been a huge increase in evidence that emotional... read more

8 Ways to Get More Out of Your Time as a Manager

8 Ways to Get More Out of Your Time as a Manager

Leadership

As a manager, being strapped for time is a way of life. If you’re not mired in the piles of paperwork on your desk, one of your employees needs something.... read more

21st Century Leadership: 3 Master Strokes by Elon Musk

21st Century Leadership: 3 Master Strokes by Elon Musk

Leadership

When Elon Musk announced last week that he would open source Tesla’s valuable intellectual property he commanded great attention across the auto industry and the private sector. Not only did... read more