Good Leadership Pays

Good leadership is more than the “right thing to do”. Goodness pays! Here is more on why good leadership matters today. Tell me more about any benefits you’ve seen from good leadership in your group. Good leadership is more than the “right thing to do”. Goodness pays! Audio: “I always think of four cornerstones of good… Read More

Four Key Traits of Good Leaders

Good leaders don’t put off until tomorrow decisions they can make today. More on that, and the other key qualities that good leaders share. Read more about the importance of being “others-focused”. Audio: “I think one of the things we hear from employees and other good leaders is that they’re decisive. Is that it’s unfair… Read More

Take the Fifty Percent Leadership Challenge!

Great leaders are great coaches. Are you spending enough time coaching your employees? Read more about strategies that great leaders use to get the most out of people. Have you had a leader that put a bounce in your step? I want to hear about it! Audio: “I always throw out there the fifty percent challenge,… Read More

Great Leaders Tame Their Inner Critic

I’m not a naturally sunny person. In fact, I’m partly cloudy on the best of days. But I believe it is important for a great leader to spread positivity. Here’s why: Audio: “One of the things that I’ve learned from talking to and examining other good leaders is they tend to exude positivity. And that isn’t… Read More

Batman in the Boardroom

Superhero leaders are overrated. Read more about how to truly champion your employees.   Audio: “What inspires me is when I see really good leaders who are able to motivate high quality people, who are leading their businesses so that they don’t have to do everything. It’s easy to find kind of the super hero leader,… Read More

Great Leaders Follow the Platinum Rule

Three strategies great leaders use to help employees overachieve You may be “connected” with them on LinkedIn or chat with them at the office party, but do you really know your employees? Leaders who truly get to know the interests, needs and motivations of their employees will energize their organization. More importantly, they’ll create other… Read More

The Key Question to Ask Naysayers

Your colleagues may have good reasons for why they don’t immediately support a new idea. Here’s a question to ask that will help sharpen the plan and bring your organization along. Audio: “I think one of the most critical things in any organization, when you’re trying to create a consistent global brand is that you must… Read More

Don Draper was a Jerk: Why Good Leadership Matters Today

“Mad Men” is over and you’re not likely to see a rerun in today’s office environment. It’s not only the tipsy lunches and antiquated gender politics that have changed. A more inclusive style where leaders manage from the bottom up is gaining prominence. There is a strong business reason for this: you want to attract… Read More

Inside Information for Today’s CMO

5 Questions for Greg Welch of Spencer Stuart Chief Marketing Officers have something in common with today’s NFL running backs: they have a shelf life of about 3 or 4 years with one team. Is this a cause for concern for today’s marketing leaders? I spoke with someone who has made it his job to… Read More