Team Effectiveness

25th Aug, 2020

Questions Every Leader Needs To Ask

By |2021-04-08T01:07:42+00:00August 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Questions Every Leader Needs To Ask

Every leader knows that the quality of his or her questions is a reflection of the quality of their thinking and produces the quality they experience with their people.

For many years, clients have heard me say that leadership is far more about the questions than the answers.  There are critical questions that:

  • Define your focus
  • Evaluate your progress
  • Expand your […]
29th Jul, 2020

The Greatest Sources of Miscommunication in Client Relationships

By |2021-04-08T01:07:42+00:00July 29th, 2020|Comments Off on The Greatest Sources of Miscommunication in Client Relationships

When I ask skilled technical and service professionals and leaders what their single biggest challenge is, I almost always get the same response:

“My clients.”

For more than 25 years, I’ve been asking top-notch leaders, managers and professionals from all around the world this same question.  Whether they see themselves on the technology, marketing, consulting, sales, […]

4th Dec, 2019

3 Key Questions to Create Success and Maximize Impact

By |2021-04-08T01:07:44+00:00December 4th, 2019|Comments Off on 3 Key Questions to Create Success and Maximize Impact

A critical key to success you and your organization is to ask three high value questions that are most important to get clear answers to. It is also critically important to not just understand and apply the 3 questions, but to appreciate the order in which you need to ask them.

Question #1: If you want to create the clarity and […]

30th Jan, 2019

Being Right is Insufficient for Being Effective

By |2019-01-30T18:52:43+00:00January 30th, 2019|0 Comments

I am sure you have encountered this situation before. You give your client or colleague the absolute right answer – and instead of being grateful, they simply do not appreciate, respect, nor recognize the value of your solutions, work, or contribution to them. 

We all know that there is nothing better than a meaningful, high value, high impact relationship where people […]

10th Aug, 2017

Why Strategic Planning Fails Part III

By |2018-12-26T20:45:25+00:00August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Making Goals Really Matter and Work

Goals are critical measurements of accomplishment, progress, and success. However, how goals are created is a situation often rife with issues and challenges – especially when the goals are made up, or disconnected from a well-understood and sensible foundation.

Too many organizations have goals that are untethered to anything besides some percentage of growth, […]

26th Jul, 2017

How to Improve Team Decision Making

By |2018-12-26T20:45:25+00:00July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

As the great Peter Drucker: “It never fails to amaze me how you can take intelligent people, put them on a committee, and they come up with a decision only an idiot could make.”

Unfortunately, I have to agree with him. Too many times I see teams of talented, capable, experienced people come together – and struggle to efficiently and effectively […]

29th Jun, 2017

Line Of Sight

By |2018-12-26T20:45:25+00:00June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

As a high-level strategy leader, have you ever considered what your ‘line of sight’ is likely to produce? What I mean by line of sight is the level or focal point that has your attention on a regular basis. Having worked with thousands of top leaders, managers, and technical experts from more than forty countries around the world, it became clear […]

22nd Jun, 2017

Questions Every Leader Needs To Ask

By |2018-12-26T20:45:26+00:00June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Every leader knows that the quality of his or her questions is a reflection of the quality of their thinking and produces the quality they experience with their people.

For many years, clients have heard me say that leadership is far more about the questions than the answers.  There are critical questions that:

  • Define your focus
  • Evaluate your progress
  • Expand your […]
13th Jun, 2017

Do More With Less Makes No Sense

By |2017-06-13T20:25:00+00:00June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

When you consider what it takes to be successful in today’s ever-changing world, too many leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals respond: “Get more done faster.” This translates to the business mantra too many companies parrot: “Do more with less.”

The real problem with this thinking is its near total failure to advance the most important, highest value, game-changing choices that drive success. […]

17th May, 2017

The Fastest Way to Kill Off Leaders

By |2017-05-17T14:54:34+00:00May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

In this day and age of intense demand and hyperactivity, it’s astounding how leadership and leadership decision–making – the best keys to keeping a whole organization on track – seems to be missing way too much.

Too many leaders are sucked into the maelstrom of activity, spreading their focus, attention, and priorities way too thin to be able to make a […]

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