You may or may not have heard of the term ‘The Great Resignation’, but if you are a leader, you are without question experiencing the symptoms and after shocks of it. Have you visited a restaurant, dry cleaner or almost any retail environment and asked: Where did all the employees go? A recent Willis Towers Watson’s […]

May 11, 2022 / By

What do you do with an employee who is getting great results, but you know they are not the cause of those results or perhaps they are getting those results the wrong way? Some years ago an executive coaching client ‘George’ (not his real name) related to me a particularly difficult challenge he was facing. […]

May 2, 2022 / By

One of the hardest skills to self assess is our own leadership effectiveness. The challenge we face is that when our team misses their goals, it is hard to uncover the real reasons WHY. How much of this miss was based on my leadership, coaching and communication? Or are members of the team disengaged and […]

April 27, 2022 / By

Can you really get employees to change? For those of us in leadership, the answer to that question had better be a resounding ‘yes’! However, the degree to which we are successful in getting other people to change is certainly a different question altogether! Research shows that your success in getting employees to change hinges […]

April 13, 2021 / By

Getting Team Members to Engage in Constructive Conflict is Critical to Getting the Best Ideas. It’s no secret that your team will come up with the best ideas when they engage in spirited debate.  The challenge is that too often teams play ‘nice’ and do not always speak up when they have divergent views. Or […]

October 21, 2020 / By

Let’s Be Honest: The Planning Process Is Broken! You know it is true. We set annual goals – all too often at the urging of our company or our manager. We know it is a fruitless exercise. A waste of time. But we have to have goals don’t we? How would we measure our progress? […]

September 28, 2020 / By