One of the most powerful ways an organization can create effective leaders is through a system of accountability that measures performance and takes appropriate action based on that performance. Accountability can be a driving force for success – and lack of accountability can be a driving force for failure in leaders and for a business. […]
Everyone knows that coaches are important for athletic success. Even the most talented professional athletes at the top of their game require coaching. In fact, it can be argued that when an athlete has reached the highest levels of his or her sport, a coach becomes even more critical to their success. Getting to the […]
Transparency means different things to different people. Some organizations may believe they are transparent, when in fact, employees and the general public believe the opposite. No matter what an individual believes about transparency, the concept is universally rooted in trust. Unfortunately, over the last several years, many corporations assured their employees, customers, and the public […]
Organizations of all sizes are encountering an increased demand for transparency from their customers, their employees, government regulators, activists, and the general public. In the wake of the Great Recession and the resulting banking scandals, there has been a national call for easy and open access to corporate information. Also, the Internet Age has made […]
These days, diversity means more than employing a workforce with varied backgrounds. It’s not about being politically correct or even inclusive. It means employing an assortment of personalities, with different backgrounds, skill sets and opinions to gain the best advantages for your company.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie made a bold move January 9 when he swiftly and thoroughly apologized for his team’s political “prank” which involved needlessly closing the George Washington Bridge in September 2013. The supposed political “retribution” caused severe traffic jams between Fort Lee, New Jersey and New York City for four days and is […]
In the spirit of Christmas and the Holiday season, I interviewed Santa to learn more about his leadership. He shared some great questions that he often asks himself when leading his teams of elves and reindeer. Here are the ones that if answered and then acted on, can lead to happy and productive employees.
Like people, organizations are continually growing and evolving. Like people, the trajectory they’re on is as important to their core identity as any of their static features. So if you want your employees to really understand your organization and get on board, you need to be open and transparent every step of the way. In […]
Change can be difficult for leaders and employees alike. But as they say in sports, ‘no pain, no gain.’ Change may often be more exhausting than exhilarating, but the final product is usually worth it in the end. Luckily, the pressure on your employees can be reduced significantly by making sure the transition is managed […]
Coaching no longer carries the stigma that an executive is “broken”. As we crossed into the 20th century, development of executives became more of a priority. My belief is that leaders in corporations realized that two things: the war for talent and an aging leadership put the organization’s future at risk. And, one way to […]