Do These 5 Action Words Describe Your Leadership Style?

Over the past 25 years I’ve worked with front-line employees, union employees, engineers, customer service representatives and a host of other professional and technical employees. I’ve served as a supervisor, manager, director and executive at a FORTUNE 200 company, championed a successful company transformation effort that improved thousands of processes and saved more than $1 billion, led a corporate-wide United Way Read More …

Do You Have the Courage to be an Awesome Leader?

As a leader, you will most likely witness things that are wrong. It could be an instance of discrimination, bullying or unethical behavior. When faced with the situation, you will have to make a choice:  Either stand up for what’s right or look the other way. It takes courage to stand up especially knowing that in some organizations, Read More …

Are You Addressing the #1 Contributor to Workplace Issues?

Organizations that struggle with low employee engagement, bias and inequities must look to their company leadership to resolve their issues. Through their words and actions, leaders shape the culture of their workplace.  They set goals, determine what’s rewarded, influence decision-making and have a strong voice in promotions and hiring decisions. And if so inclined, leaders have the power Read More …

How to Supercharge Your Leader’s Learning Experience

Empowering leaders with skills and tools to build top performing teams, achieve business goals and facilitate a culture of excellence should be top-of-mind for every company.  When it comes to helping leaders develop these skills, what’s the most effective learning strategy?  Let’s start by looking at on-line learning. On-line learning is a good way to provide Read More …

How Ordinary Tools Can Help Leaders Deliver Extraordinary Results

Most leaders can tell you their DISC type, their Myers Briggs Indicator and can recite the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. They have “Discovered their Strengths”, have “360 Feedback” plans and have attended multiple seminars on how to facilitate an inclusive work environment. It’s all good stuff, and it’s all valuable, but unfortunately it’s Read More …

3 Must Haves for Successful Change

Whether you are trying to increase productivity, improve customer service, reduce cost or foster a more engaging and inclusive work environment, the recipe for successful change is the same. Envision. Empower. Engage. Envision: Define the end-game. Create a mental picture of what the end-game looks like and how it will enable your company to fulfill its promise to customers Read More …