Difference Maker – or Administrator

Greetings Leaders, I have a bit of a challenging question for you to noodle on. Based on what you spend most of your time on at work, are you more of an administrator – or a difference maker? It seems like for many the new normal is wall to wall meetings, spent administering to … [Read More]

The Impact or your Actions

Have you even witnessed a situation where one person quite literally left another person in shambles, and had no idea of the devastation left behind? I have seen individuals visibly shocked, if hot traumatized after a nasty encounter with a boss. I have then heard those same bosses later discussing the incident very matter-of-factly, framing [Read More]

Year End Review

Brace yourself. The upcoming year is an election year, and we will all be bombarded with the question, “are you better off today than when the incumbent took office?” Frankly, it is good to do an accountability assessment on occasions. Given we are approaching the end of another year, how would you rate your own [Read More]

The Commitment Issue

The generations are at it again in the workplace. I constantly hear managers complain that their younger workers just don’t seem nearly as committed to work as the previous generations were. They cite how so many of those workers seem to think that work is just going through the motions. If a major deadline is [Read More]

How Can I Help

How Can I Help?” is an important opportunity for true leaders.  I hope that you will think about and consider this question.  Real leaders understand what “How can I help” means and they do it! This month’s thoughts are from Tom Heuer, former professor at Miami University and longtime leadership thinker. Tom and I have [Read More]

Change and Credibility

You need to be aware of how constant change can impact your credibility as a leader. Think about how change typically occurs in the workplace. Day one, leadership announces some rather significant change the organization will be undergoing. They explain it as best they can, including the reasons it is necessary. There is the usual [Read More]

Are You at Your Best

Greetings Leaders, Time for a little mid-year reflection. Looking back over the past few weeks, is there a time that stands out for you when you felt as if you were truly leading at your best? That would be a time when you were very aware of and deliberate in your leadership and things seemed [Read More]

Are You Believable

Greetings Leaders I always thought the purpose of news organizations was to report the news rather than make the news. It is usually not a good thing when one of them becomes the lead story. Fox News was recently the headline grabber when it settled its defamation case with Dominion Voting Systems for a reported [Read More]

A Caution About Work

It seems there are very few things we know for sure, but I am going to offer up something which you will likely agree is one of those sure things. It is the “fact” that it is virtually impossible to get all of your work done in any given day. There is always something else [Read More]

A Caution for Leaders

Much of the leadership research findings and commentary I read these days are about the need for an increased focus on employee well-being. That is no doubt a good thing, given the twists and turns of the past 3 years, and all the continuing craziness. People still seem to be a bit frazzled. That said, [Read More]