Overcome Common Leadership Challenges

How to Overcome Common Leadership Challenges

I interact weekly with business owners and executives. One thing I’ve gleaned from these interactions is that despite the company size, industry, market, geographic location or history there are similarities between the challenges individuals in a leadership role face. The most common leadership challenges include: Competing priorities Balancing time between family and work Lack of… Read More…

Why Your Approach to Leadership Needs to Change

Why your Approach to Leadership Needs to Change

I spoke to a group of business professionals last week on the distinctions in preferences between different generations. You’ve likely heard some of the key differences highlighted in the past like the differences between a baby boomer’s preference for stability and predictability in their job versus a millennial’s preference for variety and autonomy.  These generational… Read More…

Create a Culture of Empowered Employees

Create a Culture of Empowered Employees

Today’s employees have the highest level of education to ever enter the workforce. Are you evolving your working environment to capitalize on these higher levels of knowledge and talent? If not then you are missing out on the single greatest competitive advantage that you have. When you consider the education and demands of employees today… Read More…

Move Forward

How to respond to “This will never work.”

Periodically in my work with teams across North America, I come across a team member who is emphatically against any improvements or changes we try to make; even when those changes are the direct result of their ideas or input. This is often someone who is a long-term employee and who is, in his or… Read More…

Build On Your Success

Build On Your Success

I am fierce about setting goals and achieving them, almost to a fault. When I decided to quit my corporate career to start my consulting business 10 years ago I set some key goals and followed them to a tee. For example, I launched my business exactly when I planned to launch. Since this time, I’ve… Read More…

How Meetings Can Kill Productivity

How Meetings Can Kill Productivity

In my upcoming book “The Unstoppable Organization: Engage Employees, Empower Customers and Grow Revenue”, I write about the value of collaboration in driving better communication, more robust decision-making and heightened levels of creativity amongst employees. Included is a strong warning from a CEO I interviewed on how the wrong approach to meetings can not only… Read More…

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