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8 09, 2012

Rhetoric and Results

By | 2014-10-19T22:13:24+00:00 September 8th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Amazing rhetoric makes for interesting water cooler and Facebook conversation. Amazing results makes for legendary leadership. For which would you rather be known?

22 08, 2012

Where Are You Running?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:49+00:00 August 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Most of the people I speak with today describe their life as running as fast and far as they can … and then being asked to run even faster and farther. One of the participants in a leadership boot camp I’m conducting for a client asked for help with time management. It turns out that she didn’t really need time management tips at all. She keeps a calendar with priorities, and she knows all of the time management techniques she needs to be successful. In fact, this leader is widely considered to be very effective by her colleagues. The problem that we face isn’t time management. It is focus and resource allocation to be more effective.

13 05, 2012

Oh S**T! They’re Serious!

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:50+00:00 May 13th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There is a moment of truth in every organizational change that determines if the effort has a chance of succeeding or is destined to fail. It is the point where good intention is transformed into focused action. It when everyone looks at each other and says, “Oh, S**T! They’re Serious!”

23 01, 2012

Corporate Paralysis

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Once in a while someone comes along with the unique ability to blend life’s circumstance with solid business advice. And in the case of Chad Hymas, he’s also an incredibly good person. As you are about to find out, there is much to learn from Chad. I recommend that you purchase Doing What Must Be Done right now. Its lessons are important for your life and your business.

23 12, 2011

Act Now To Earn Trust

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

People trust you, right? Most people won’t look you in the eye and say, “I don’t trust you.” That is especially true if you are in a position of power. But, the symptoms of mistrust are there. It is up to us to see them. You could be experiencing a lack of trust if you are seeing any of the following:

10 12, 2011

Delivering Results in the New Abnormal

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 December 10th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So here’s a scary thought: What if the turbulence that we’ve seen in the past three years is the new normal? This is an exciting time to be in the business of building a team, a department, and an entire organization. It is not for the faint of heart, however. The legendary brands of the future are being created today by leaders and organizations who relish the opportunity to compete and master life in the new abnormal.

22 09, 2011

Want Growth? Part III: Raise the Talent Level

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:53+00:00 September 22nd, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your value in the marketplace is in direct proportion to the importance and complexity of the problems you can solve and solutions you can provide to your customers. Put another way, you can’t earn a brain surgeon’s salary with a talent level that qualifies you to be a convenience store clerk.

6 09, 2011

Want Growth? Part I: Start With Trust

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:53+00:00 September 6th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The U.S. economy is in a self-fulfilling death spiral propelled by mistrust. There is a good chance that the same thing can be said of your industry, your employer, and your career. Growth requires investment, and that requires confidence. You can’t cut your way to sustainable growth. When trust is absent, people naturally protect their immediate self-interest. This will occur even if it leads to their long-term individual and collective undoing.

17 08, 2011

Let’s Be Honest About Dishonesty

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:53+00:00 August 17th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Dishonesty is not new, but let’s be honest—our society has raised the rationalization of dishonesty to an art form. When it comes to the truth, we embellish, expand, enrich, soften, shave, stretch, and withhold. We misspeak, pretend, bend, and improve. We are guilty of mistakes, misjudgment, and truthful hyperbole. We exaggerate, spin, filter, and inflate. However, we rarely—or perhaps even never—believe that we are guilty of dishonesty.

11 07, 2011

Leading is a Matter of Trust

By | 2014-10-19T22:38:13+00:00 July 11th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“We don’t trust them!” This phrase has become synonymous with a prevalent, if not majority, response when people are asked about their leader’s ability to affect positive change. Almost continuous rounds of cost-cutting; feelings that others are in control of decisions that affect your life; and a general fear that [...]