The 7 deadly sins of leadership



The 7 deadly sins of leadership

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) In my work as an executive coach, I often encounter leaders who are strong in most areas, but who have one ‘fatal flaw’ that tends to overshadow their strengths. Like pungent breath, inappropriate dress or a grating laugh, these leadership flaws can be so off-putting that it is difficult […]

5 things you can count on in a crisis



5 things you can count on in a crisis

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: HIOB Major organizations — and airlines in particular — continue to remind us they are inept in crisis situations. Navigating a crisis presents tremendously stressful and challenging situations. Leaders can easily lose sight of what’s important or ignore common best practices when they’re under fire for a mishap. As uncomfortable and overwhel66ming […]

Five management tips to improve project results



Five management tips to improve project results

From: bizjournals.com Image Credits: GETTY IMAGES (PORTRA) Organizations seeking to improve their project results should focus on five key aspects of project management: Talent Benefits Project Management Offices (PMOs) and strategic Enterprise-wide Project Management Offices (EPMOs) Executive sponsorship Agile Organizations that target these key areas have higher rates of success with projects — the strategic initiatives […]

​Deliver the small business special sauce and you’ll have nothing to fear from Amazon



​Deliver the small business special sauce and you’ll have nothing to fear from Amazon

From: bizjournals.com Image Credits: GETTY IMAGES (STEVECOLEIMAGES) Eeep—Eeep—Eeep —Eee “Uh! Yes, Echo. I’m awake.” Walter’s answer stopped the noise and prompted this message from inside his pillow: “Good morning, Walter. It’s 6:30 a.m. in Amazone 3, Monday, March 8, 2087. Current temperature is a crisp 11 degrees Ama-Cius. Have a nice day.” Walter Wallace had received the […]

How to show leadership in any meeting



How to show leadership in any meeting

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (PEOPLEIMAGES) How much of your work time every week is spent in meetings? Depending on your role in your organization, the answer is likely between 35 and 50 percent. Undoubtedly, many of these meetings are about subjects that are outside your direct area of expertise. While you may be tempted to […]

How to battle societal disconnects



How to battle societal disconnects

From: bizjournals.com Image rights: GETTY IMAGES (PEOPLEIMAGES) The most important “personal leadership” issues that are out of control are today’s societal behaviors. For example: The cell phones have arrived In the late 1980s, I was on a business trip out of state. As I returned my rental car and boarded the shuttle to my airline terminal, I […]

Leverage data to invest in the right customers



Leverage data to invest in the right customers

From bizjournals.com Image rights: GETTY IMAGES (ANDRESR) Time, people and materials are all important resources for the sustained growth of a company. This encompasses who sales representatives or account managers spend their time with and how they’re spending that time as well as where they’re spending it. It also includes who, how, and how often marketing targets […]

How to build an effective talent development program



How to build an effective talent development program

From: bizjournals.com With the global business environment shifting daily, it’s critical for organizations to be prepared for change. Companies need to make sure their teams have the right skills to ensure the organization can thrive in this increasingly complex ecosystem. In my last article, I discussed how to identify the must-have skills and competencies you need […]