Smart Workers

It may be counterintuitive but Smart Workers Seek Out Advice (and are seen as more competent for doing so). Healthy organizations often include leaders who model this particular behavior.

Backroom Politics

It is normal to seek support from those around us who are more likely to agree than disagree. This is the desire that fuels most backroom politics or those meetings among well-meaning but like-minded people. We all want to hear more cheers than boos when it comes to our ideas …

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From Doer to Leader

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ~Jack Welch Many of the owners and executives we work with are making the transition from Doer to Leader. They are going from being the best in the room …

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The Real Challenge in Delegating

One of the things most coaches tell the managers they work with is to delegate. The speech goes something like this: You’ve got to learn to delegate because: It frees you up to do more important things (you save time and get more done), it helps develop the skills of …

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What Your Growing Company Can Learn from Deflategate

Deflategate has captured many people’s attention over the last three months. Some of those people, like me, will look for the lessons in how to handle everything from procedures to grievances. The issue that keeps rising to the surface for me, because I see it frequently in the growing companies …

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Power at Work

A big part of what we offer the leaders of organizations is greater self-awareness about how they come across to those around them. Indeed, organizational health and its benefits (improved productivity, retention of key people and problem solving) are impossible without some degree of self-awareness about how a leader’s behavior …

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Double Your Bottom Line!

Doubling your bottom line is no easy task. You know that, or you wouldn’t be reading this. We get that. What we see in the marketplace is that most all organizations work on being smart. They work hard in technology, operations, marketing, finance, etc. Using skills learned while getting an …

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The CEO’s First Responsibility

by Dr. Donald N. Sweet:  First and foremost, a CEO must actively develop her/his management team. The strength of a team is that collectively it provides perspective that one or two people just can’t have alone. Important issues require multiple viewpoints to improve our probability of success. So developing the …

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