When you grow to have mid-level managers in your organization—which generally leads to more disconnect from the day-to-day—it brings a whole new level of complexity. With a million things on your mind to keep the business afloat, there’s one task that often falls through the cracks: making sure mid-level managers have enough training.
Why Every Member of Your Team Should Lead
If I asked you to draw me a picture of a leader, you might pull together a confident and commanding CEO running a meeting, a press conference, or a standup with a group of people. Leaders tend to stand out for how they carry themselves, what they wear, and certainly...
Delegating Greatness: 8 ways your team will tell you how great you are
If you are a leader striving for a bigger goal, you have to become great at delegating. Here is a path to greatness based on my experience and the wisdom of some great leaders and leadership coaches.
Easy Way, Hard Way
As a parent of infant children, bath time taught me a few leadership lessons. My method of framing the choice of ‘Easy Way’ or ‘Hard Way’ has found its way into my coaching practice and in my own roles as leader, father, and friend. Here are some tips on facing these challenging intersections as a leader and individual.
Leadership Wisdom 101: Developing Your Capacity to Lead Change (Part 2 of 3)
Managers make widgets; leaders make change. Seth Godin said this, and I believe it. It is why change management is one of the key skills we need to develop as leaders. Opportunities to develop these skills are found both in and outside of work. Here are two models that will help you navigate any life change, and a free download to help guide you next time you are faced with a change.
Social Media and Relationships: 3 headlines you will never see (for Leaders AND Parents)
Does technology improve our mental health and increase the health of our key relationships at work and at home? Here is some data meant for parents, but with an important impact on habits and key leadership skills.
Why do your 3-year old and 18-year old drive you crazy? A graph to make you laugh and think . . .
Why do 3-year olds and 18-year olds test our patience as parents? How does that apply to leadership? Here is a graph and some initial thoughts to get you thinking.
Making Succession Planning LESS Scary – 3 Reflections from my Key Note
Addressing succession planning effectively requires a shift in perspective: from viewing it as an HR-driven process to a leader-driven, talent-focused process that can also be used to plan succession in key roles. Here are reflections from a recent key note workshop I led, and all of the materials I used to equip leaders to go back and lead the process with their people.
Why learning TOGETHER is best – the data!
Would you invest millions in equipment and NOT send technicians/engineers to training to learn how to setup and optimize it? No – – and yet we spend billions each year on leadership training and do just that. Here is data on why that is a bad idea and how to get better ROI for leadership training.
My 7 Favorite Books for a Leadership Book Study
Book study groups are an easy way to get leaders at all levels of your organization connecting and learning together. Here are my top 7 book recommendations, plus book study tips.
Hope as a leadership strategy: 4 keys and 2 questions to help build one
Leadership is often about hope, especially in times of change and uncertainty. How do you harness the power of hope when leading? Create a hope formula and build a hope-filled leadership strategy.
Career Plans – Your Best People Should Have One; Here is How
Are you developing your best people? Do each of them have a development plan? You cannot have the former without the latter, and here is how to get started.