leadership training


Creating an Effective Leader Development Program

October 31, 2016

My work has led me to some conclusions related to learning and development that will help any organization seeking to position itself for future success: 1. Leadership is Everyone’s Job. It isn’t just for senior managers; it needs to be […]


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Building Organizational Trust

August 26, 2016

In Patrick Lencioni’s groundbreaking work, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, his core, foundational, belief is that great teams trust one another. There is a lot of talk in teams about what lack of trust looks like. If you […]


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Holding Your Team Accountable

May 27, 2016

I continue to get questions about accountability. During some training with clients, I heard this complaint: “We have this 20 year employee and every time we give them a simple task they fail to accomplish it and someone else has […]


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Leading with Vision

February 29, 2016

One of the five practices of an exemplary leader is to inspire a shared vision. A great definition of vision is: An ideal, unique image of the future for the common good. When talking to leaders, they often get mission […]


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Executing Tough Decisions

November 23, 2015

Once in a while, great companies have to execute tough decisions. Sometimes these tough decisions are things like: Work force layoffs, cutting expenses, freezing wages, suspending bonus etc. These decisions are meant for the greatest good of all employees and, […]


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Setting Goals for 2017

October 30, 2015

If you haven’t completed your goals for 2017. It is ok. You are not alone. Your goal planning process should be fairly straight forward and follow the SMART ( Specific, Realistic, Attainable, Realistic, Measurable) acronym. SMART goals are built for […]


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Tips for Increasing Accountability

5 Step Process to Gain Accountability

August 26, 2015

Accountability continues to be a very valuable topic today for my clients. They tell me there is real confusion on the topic and quite honestly far too little accountability being executed in their companies. I am going to discuss a […]


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Develop Leadership Capabilities

July 31, 2015

Most improvement comes from changing behaviors. It really does not matter whether you are trying to upgrade your status of your health by exhibiting an increased cadence of exercise or developing your leadership capabilities by making progress on behaviors associated […]


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Manager vs. Leader

June 26, 2015

Manager vs. Leader Often we use the words manager and leader interchangeably, but there are big differences between the 2 roles. There is no doubt that most leaders must also manage, but not all managers lead or know how to […]


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Leadership Messaging: Constituents Perception or Your Reality

May 29, 2015

Leadership Messaging: Constituents Perception or Your Reality In your world where your brain is swirling with an endless number of items, you may want to occasionally pause to take a breath, clear your head, and make sure the messages you […]


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Leadership and Self-Awareness

April 29, 2015

Recently, 31 leadership experts were called upon to list their top 3 skills or traits of a great leader.   Here are the top 7 vote getters: 1. Integrity (10 votes) 2. Helps Others Succeed (8 votes) 3. Self-Awareness (7 […]


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behaviors of empowerment

Leadership Behaviors of Empowerment

February 25, 2015

As a leader, how do you empower your people to take action? Enable others to act, one of the 5 practices of exemplary leaders, is probably the most often cited as having the largest area of need for improvement. This […]


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How to Build a Cohesive Team

September 26, 2014

How to Build a Cohesive Team In Patrick Lencioni’s groundbreaking book, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, Lencioni describes 5 behaviors that, when exhibited, will lead to a cohesive team that gets things done in an efficient, stress free environment. Those […]


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Micromanaging or Hands Off?

September 27, 2013

Often times when talking to those who are led by someone else I hear words of frustration like: “My boss gave me a project and he is constantly looking over my shoulder, almost daily asking me questions about status and […]


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Articulating Vision

September 12, 2013

I attended The Leadership Challenge International Conference. Trainers, consultants, and companies engaged with the timeless work of The Leadership Challenge gathered from all over the world in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was a great two days of sharing and learning at […]


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