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 …