Tools Don’t Make a Good Carpenter (or Leader)

A multitude of tools (some simple and some sophisticated) are available to executives and hr professionals. There are tools and inventories to identify preferences and strengths, team capabilities and strategic effectiveness. Hundreds of models, personality inventories and well-intentioned leadership processes attempt to created normed leaders. Normed leaders won’t help you create breakthrough results. The right tools, used in …

World Champion Mistakes

The world champion German soccer team played a tough Italian team Saturday night in the European Cup quarter final match. The score at the end of regulation play was 1-1. Nobody scored in the 30 minute overtime period, which took the match into the “shootout” phase, where penalty kicks decide who moves to the semi-final …

Mission Before Me

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA basketball championship ten days ago in a remarkable come from behind effort. It marked the end of a storybook chapter for James, certainly the most outstanding basketball player of his generation. While there is no doubt that James is an exceptional basketball player, few know of his phenomenal …

Status Quo Strategy?

Does your business crawl along as you look for another initiative to save money? Are there a multitude of projects in your pipeline that don’t deliver intended results? Are you and your leadership teams looking for ways to spin a positive message when you are far behind the front runners in your industry? If you experience the …

Priority Leadership

Is your dashboard full? Are you moving between to-do lists feeling confused and ineffective? Does the future aspiration you have for yourself and your business seem like a distant future, almost out of sight and out of reach? When you have a clear overview of your priorities, you can bring your full power to those …