Hi, friends. One thing we all need to pay attention to in 2017 is how we are going to grow our organizations- financially, intellectually, physically, relationally, and strategically. Even in a tough economy (and ESPECIALLY in a tough economy), we must invest wisely WITH the capital we have IN the capital we have. Wise executivesContinue reading “Now is Not the Time to Neglect Your Leadership Capital.”
In my years in the military I’ve had friends who were members of elite fighting forces, like Navy Seals and Para-Rescue Jumpers. They were members of small elite groups that very few people could qualify to be a part of. They had specialized skills and an incredible level of commitment to their specialties. Very fewContinue reading “Great Leaders Are Inclusive”
It’s been fascinating, particularly lately, watching how Americans react to legislation and policies enacted on behalf of groups who want to protect their right to not be bothered, insulted, ridiculed or otherwise treated poorly. We want the right to deny service to someone if we don’t agree with their life choices. We want theContinue reading “We Can’t Demand Character”
When I first began leading a big change initiative in my organization, I made plenty of mistakes. The most significant mistake was in how I communicated our need to change. Looking back, my words and actions implied that the organization and its leaders had been doing everything wrong (though I don’t think I everContinue reading “Great Leaders Value Goodness, Not Just Rightness”
One of the most common failures of managers today is the failure to effectively handle workplace conflict.