The Problem of Ubiquitous Information

In a world where information is readily available and easily accessible, knowledge itself might just be the problem. Patrick Lencioni, one of my favorite authors, speakers and thought leaders, preaches the importance being a “healthy” organization. In doing so, he explains that organizations, by default, tend focus on being “smart”. He argues that the “decision…

Digital, is Not Digital, is Not Digital

Very few of us would confuse an advertising executive with a film producer. One understands the art of the sale while the other entertains us. Both are tasked with telling a story that captures our imagination. While they both might use cameras, actors and a script, their similarities begin to diverge from there and, when all…

4 Ways Great Leaders Think Differently About Hiring

Too many leaders overlook hiring as just another responsibility, and good managers know how to identify talent and plug a hole. But great leaders understand that the right hire will elevate everyone on the team and learn how to recruit team members that change the game. Great leaders see hiring as a strategic priority. Unfilled…

Two easy ways to build momentum

Leroy is a young entrepreneur. He was recruited by seasoned entrepreneurs to help bootstrap a new venture. Together he and other similarly recruited co-founders have been working under the tutelage of these entrepreneurs and making progress in learning the market and getting product into the hands of consumers. Over these months, Leroy has demonstrated that…

Why your leadership is falling flat

For years I have been perplexed as to why certain individuals fail to inspire action and create momentum despite practicing what many might consider to be the best practices of leadership. These aspiring leaders tirelessly paint a vision, articulate strategy and communicate with clarity. They rally the troops and put the proper emphasis on teamwork. They embrace the idea of…

How to turn key employee turnover into an accelerator

We were just over two months away from wrapping up our best year ever. Momentum was strong. Morale was high. And, the team I had worked so hard to fashion was humming in high performance mode. And then the shoe dropped. In late October one of my senior executives was recruited away, enticed by the…

Connection is King

A connection with someone cannot be contrived or forced. But the way we communicate can be crafted in a manner that encourages connection. Here are three tips for making that happen.

Why your silence is creating chaos

Three hours on a plane: no problem. Half that time in line and people fall apart. The difference? Leadership…and silence. Don’t let YOUR silence cause chaos. Lead!

What’s giving you that mental block?

Have you ever faced a mental block and wondered where it came from and how to get it to go away? Here’s what I learned from a recent struggle with a mental block.