Celebrating Success

Celebrating success is a challenge for most of us. Indeed, the irony is that those who are the best at accomplishing things are usually the worst at celebrating them. Is that you? If so, take the time to celebrate and while you’re at it, to express gratitude and appreciation for …

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Know Thy Self

The content this week contains thoughts on knowing one’s own strengths and weaknesses. The most successful leaders we have worked with are aware of their own strengths and weaknesses and not resistant to relying on others to take on tasks that are not in their wheelhouse. They are also good …

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Prioritizing

​The content this week contains thoughts on prioritizing. Setting priorities sounds easy and sensible. It is sensible but that does not mean it’s easy. Even if you’re not one to procrastinate, it’s commonplace to lose sight of what’s important or a priority. That’s just the way we’re made. It’s why …

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Hiring for Fit

The content this week contains thoughts on hiring for fit. If you are reading this, the chances are high that you’ve been exposed to information on personality or leadership style (e.g., The Eight Dimensions of Leadership). So, you’re probably familiar with the notion of seeing people as extroverted or introverted …

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Business Mindfulness

For whatever reason, mindfulness, in general, does not get the attention it deserves in the business world. There are exceptions (General Mills, Aetna, Google, and others) but mindfulness is not a tool that’s regularly brought out like cash flow analysis, project management, leadership development, sales training, etc. This is unfortunate …

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The Challenge of Real Change

As consultants, we are often asked to work on change. Whether it’s changing a process or an organization’s culture, we expect and often get resistance. Sometimes we are able to overcome this resistance. Sometimes we are not. When we are not, it’s usually not for intellectual or rational reasons. We …

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Happy Holidays and Keeping Score

First and foremost, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! We also have a link to share. It’s to a slide presentation on the Pros and Cons of Keeping Score. We hope the slides are self-explanatory and look forward to hearing from you, if not. The basic idea is …

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Everyone Needs a Coach

Perhaps you already believe a coach can help you. Perhaps you know it. In this brief video [https://youtu.be/XLF90uwII1k] Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt of Microsoft and Google fame, respectively, make a pitch for hiring a coach. It’s a brief video (< 90 seconds) and it makes the important point that no …

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The Hillary Step of Leadership

The Hillary Step is the last major challenge to reaching the top of Mount Everest (via the South East route). In our work, the Hillary Step is analogous to the challenge leaders face on their way to Jim Collins’ Level 5 Leadership where the leader “build[s] enduring greatness through a …

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