Well Leaders…Practice MBWA

Would your people be suspicious to have you visit them in their work area? Would they scratch their heads in puzzlement as to whether you are lost or are spying on them?  Would they pretend all is well to see you in their area but you know deep down they are most uncomfortable with your […]

Well Leaders… Lead Well

If you revel in the employee who comes into the office at 6:30a.m. and leaves at 9:00p.m. I have news for you.  If you the leader happens to be that employee who is putting in long days and night into the business, I have news for you.  This belief that you come in to work […]

Leaders, What do You see Ahead?

I sat on a committee awhile back with a group of men and women all of whom held positions of leadership in their organizations.  I struck up a conversation with one of the members who was freshly unemployed. Curious, I asked him about the circumstances around his dismissal from his role as CEO.  He shared […]

Fire Them… Up With Praise & Recognition!

Why for the most part we will not hesitate to praise a child for even making a feeble attempt at a task; but for the adults with whom we work; it’s like pulling teeth for some leaders to give praise. Praise and recognition reap far more reward than it takes to give.  Or, am I […]

Are You leading in a ”Rain Shadow”

I love mountains. Some how I am drawn to them and am often moved by their sheer majesty and awesomeness! So, recently when I came upon a wonderful article on the topic of mountains, I was ecstatic. It beautifully described the variations in mountains. The different types of mountains and the impact each has on […]

What’s Strengthening You?

I work with a few leaders who harbour the belief because their direct reports are adults they should know better. They should do better and essentially go off and do what they signed up for-after all, aren’t they adults?! It is this perspective that do these leaders in. What do I mean? They carry certain […]