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]

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 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 Most Common Daily Mistake

People will often share with me that they wish they had more time to think about the future and be a more intentional leader. I remember talking with one fellow about it and asked him what prevented him from finding the time. I really appreciated his answer. He did not say that his time was [Read More]

The Value of Belonging

Greetings Leaders, How connected are the people in your department feeling these days? With team structures such as remote, hybrid, and blended becoming more permanent in work, one’s sense of connection – and feelings of belonging – might not be as strong at the moment as they need to be. Survey results published by Deloitte [Read More]

Struggling With Trust

According to recent Gallup polls, trust is declining again, especially in some of the major institutions. It is probably not surprising that Congress, television news, and newspapers tend to fall at the bottom of the list of organizations most trusted. Trust and confidence in big business also remains low. On the other hand, small business [Read More]

The Need for Looking Ahead

In a recent global CEO survey by McKinsey and Company, the need for forward-looking and visionary top officers – during and after a crisis – was reinforced. 48% of executives rank presenting an inspiring vision as the most important individual leadership behavior during a crisis; 45% rank it as most important after a crisis. 42% [Read More]