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PTO

Take it. And encourage your team members to take it. And unplug. I’m hearing from leaders that their team members are reluctant to take time…

How and Why Interviews

You have superstars on your team who are somehow still shining, despite the uncertainty, despite the volatility, despite it all. Ask them how they’re doing…

Relentless Communication

That’s how Peter Gwaltney, CEO of the North Carolina Bankers Association, described leading through the aftermath of Katrina while a young CEO of the Louisiana…

Your Seat is a Megaphone

If you are leading, your words and actions are amplified by the seat in which you sit. During tonight’s Magnificent Leadership® Executive Forum, we discussed…

Where Do We Go From Here?

I was looking for a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. that has always been meaningful to me: “…The arc of the moral universe is…

The Best Hearts and Minds

If there were ever a time when we needed them, it’s now. Leadership matters. Your leadership matters. Of yourself, first. And then, of those around…

It’s Everything all at Once

During a recent conversation, one senior executive described leadership right now as everything all at once.  Bottom line survival. Team member motivation.  And a future…

The Haircut Coach

I’d had it. My locks were too long and I was ready to flip my head over and start chopping with my desk scissors. Luckily,…

Business Without Leadership

Is a ship without a captain. We cannot solve the business problems we’re facing without the most capable and courageous leadership. That kind of leadership…

Time is of the Essence

How will you use this period of time?  That’s what I’ve been asking myself. Eventually, there will be another side to this Covid Craziness.  We…

Inbox Flooded with Nonsense?

Right now, your inbox is likely flooded with emails from vendors expressing a version of, “We’re here for you.”  Which really means, “Here’s an update…

Shifting Sands

One of my clients said it best: “Things are just moving so fast.” Fair to say that present day looks nothing like what most of…

Zoomed Out?

A colleague recently shared a business podcast, the speaker was using a planting and harvesting metaphor. Which got me thinking about the years I spent…