Here is what I call, “The 50 Choices Dilemma.” This is a situation that almost all of my leaders, top experts – and everyone else – I know find themselves in at one time or another (often very regularly). This is what the dilemma is: You have 50 things to do on your to-do list…. For many of us, that […]
Day in and day out, leaders, team members, and all of us as individuals, sometimes are faced with the need to stand up for what we believe in, even when it’s contrary to the direction that others seem to be going.
How many times have you acquiesced to a decision that your boss or a team wanted to make, only to […]
When I ask leaders and clients what is the single greatest cause of difficulties in professional relationships, on teams, and in organizations, the answer is remarkably consistent: miscommunication.
The next question about how to address this issue is where answers spin all over the place. The solution to miscommunication must begin with understanding how communication itself actually works. Leaders, managers, top […]
Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can do anything, are unstoppable, and everything seems to flow in your direction? Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can’t get out of your own way? What makes the difference.
What is the key to being your best in the face of every situation and circumstance?
Here’s what I’ve observed working with some of […]
How quickly can you and the top members of your team give a consistent response to this question:
- What are the top three priorities for this quarter and this year?
When I ask this question, I often get a long silence and then a recitation of seven to fifteen responses from the leader I’m talking to. When I talk to the […]
Do you know the greatest obstacles to change – and how to deal with this significant roadblock? The content below provides you with valuable insight, and there is a special offer at the end to personally help you address your biggest change challenge.
The key to handling obstacles to change is to understand why resistance is so pervasive, and the most […]
It’s that time of year again – when leaders and organizations start thinking about strategic planning for 2017.
If you and your team have a response other than enthusiastic engagement – you are doing it wrong. What I mean is that strategic planning, done well, is a tremendous opportunity to produce at least these 8 outcomes:
Have one of your best and […]
Every successful leader, professional, and organization must consistently consider innovating if they are looking for growth and sustainability of success.
When – and how – do you and your organization deliberately consider how to inject innovation and innovative thinking into your process?
The biggest reason that innovative thinking is so infrequent is that it’s not part of your regular thinking, meetings, and […]
An ancient Japanese proverb says:
This is a profound truth through the ages, yet it seems we still have a long way to go to honor the wisdom in this statement. Ask yourself – and your organization: how well does a clear and compelling vision drive your goals, strategies, and actions?
Have you ever wondered why everyone seems to be on a perpetual hamster wheel of overwhelm – flailing away trying to overcome the tyranny of their to-do list?
The key lies in understanding the basis of decision-making – what distinguishes highly effective decision-making from ineffective, hamster-wheel decision-making?
Here’s a link to a one minute, […]