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2020 will be gone.
And if you’re thinking that can’t come soon enough, I get it. It’s been a heck of a year,
Goodwill vs Guardrails
The right people, showing up in the right way.
Coupled with the guardrails and guidelines to keep the train on the tracks in difficult conditions.
2 Bananas, a Half Bar of Chocolate, and 75 minutes
I also packed a bottle of water and a book.
In case it took the day.
Early voting began in NC today, and it took
A Special Invitation
As someone who subscribes to my blog, I want to extend a personal invitation to you.
Seven months ago, when Crazy COVID turned things upside
- Music ·
Many of us have one, a compilation of favorites that sustains and entertains.
Over the last 7 months, I’ve listened to everything from Gaga to
Will be here before we know it.
Are you assembling your SLT this fall for a strategic session to outline revenue and risks, galvanize effort
Catching Our Breath
As I tuned into the news late Friday evening, the anchor began by saying that just two weeks ago Ruth Bader Ginsburg was still alive.
When Leaders Behave Poorly
They give tacit permission for others throughout an organization to behave in kind.
Leaders are standard-bearers.
The question is: Which standards?
For more on working
Like Getting Extra Sleep
Who are the people that enliven, invigorate, and restore you?
And what’s the one activity that does the same?
Make the time for them non-negotiable.
I don’t mean they’re without challenges.
I mean they’re not shackled by them.
Because they have leaders with vision and purpose, with passion
Horizontally on the bookshelf so I can see the titles with ease, are more books than I’ve ever read at one time.
Below is a
Which key people on your team make the greatest difference – or could – and are you growing them?
Identify and invest in those people
Behind Closed Doors
I’ve noticed an interesting relational contrast during the pandemic: Many of us have experienced some degree of strain in at least one of our closest
Is based on more than goodwill. That’s part of it.
But it also requires competence.
And a knowledge and true understanding of the bigger picture.
My eyes overflow every time I visit the Lincoln Memorial. Reading his words, absorbing their generosity and wisdom, I’ve wondered so many times what would
Stuck in a Rut?
What’s the one thing that will make the greatest difference if explored/accomplished/launched by the end of the year?
Magnificent Leadership® Executive Forum
If You’ve Been Fence-Sitting
Most of my work with clients is done through and with their organizations. Senior executives are preparing for promotion or have landed in elevated roles.
Now’s the Time to Ask for More from Your Team, Not Less
65% Disengagement. Before the pandemic, before WFH.
That’s what this February Gallup poll reports.
And that was good news, better than prior years.
Is HR an Ally or a Roadblock?
I’ve had more than one senior executive client tell me that HR is a pain in the rear. (Except they used more explicit language.)
Successful People Don’t Wait
A common denominator shared among my most successful and talented clients? They don’t wait.
They don’t wait for their organizations to catch up.
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Excitement and Enthusiasm are Perishable
That’s what I told a Board Chair as we debriefed the strat session I led on Friday.
My three recommendations for ensuring momentum and results:
A Break from the News
Are you creating any? Breaks, that is.
Consciously consuming the news rather than taking it all in, all the time?
There is a balance between