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When Should You Delegate in Business... and How Much?

When Should You Delegate in Business… and How Much?

Leadership

When to delegate and when not can be a very difficult decision. A manager remains responsible for the results delivered by their staff, yet cannot realistically directly control everything that... read more

The Misguided Pursuit of Empowerment

The Misguided Pursuit of Empowerment

Leadership

Frequently in peoples’ careers, ascension to the ranks of middle management is rapid. But then something happens. A small number of people break through, but the majority of folks seem... read more

Theatrics Are Required in a Leader

Theatrics Are Required in a Leader

Leadership

When things are not going well, you can: (1) show it, or (2) not show it. There is play pretend needed as an adult, just as you did as a... read more

CEO – CFO Dysfunctional Relationship

CEO – CFO Dysfunctional Relationship

Leadership

An often-overlooked reason Recently there was a question posted on www.Proformative.com (an online resource and professional network for senior finance, accounting and related professionals) on the often-dysfunctional relationship between CEOs... read more

How to Retain Your Best People with Culture

How to Retain Your Best People with Culture

Leadership

A recent poll in the United States found that almost 70 per cent of employees look for another job upon returning from vacation. Now, you could chalk a stat like... read more

The Key to Passion for Team Alignment: Organization Values

The Key to Passion for Team Alignment: Organization Values

Leadership

Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and venture capitalist (early shareholder of Facebook, Linkedin and Yelp to name a few) famously said to AirBnB co-founder and CEO, Brian Chesky, upon the... read more

Think You Can Achieve Team Alignment without Aspirational Goals and Values? Think Again!

Think You Can Achieve Team Alignment without Aspirational Goals and Values? Think Again!

Leadership

I’ve been talking about Team Alignment in the past couple of weeks and last week I went into the details of how the Mission and Vision come into play. In... read more

Keys To Leadership Success? Candor And Trust

Keys To Leadership Success? Candor And Trust

Leadership

Right now I am reading one of the most amazing business books I have ever read and it isn’t even a book about business. The book is called “Creativity, Inc.... read more

Reacting or Responding? The Choice is Yours

Reacting or Responding? The Choice is Yours

Leadership

How you react emotionally is a choice in any situation. Judith Orloff Reacting and responding may seem to be synonymous, but that is hardly not the case. Reacting suggests a... read more

Is Complex Better Than Complicated?

Is Complex Better Than Complicated?

Leadership

Unless you have a software background, you’ve probably never heard of longtime Python coder Tim Peters. In Zen of Python, he suggests 20 design principles including: Simple is better than complex. Complex is better... read more

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