The Power of Leadership

Archive for June 2015

HBR Article: The Top Complaints from Employees about Their Leaders

HBR Article:  The Top Complaints from Employees about Their Leaders

We would like to draw your attention to The Top Complaints from Employees about their Leaders (Lou Solomon, Harvard Business Review, June 24, 2015), which describes major breakdowns in leaders’ communication to direct reports. The […]

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NYT Article: No Time to Be Nice at Work

NYT Article:  No Time to Be Nice at Work

When you think about leadership effectiveness, respect is actually a pretty low bar to offer colleagues and direct reports. Offering respect is a basic “pay to play” condition for a leader. That makes the lack […]

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HBR article: Dear Boss: Your Team Wants you to Go on Vacation

HBR article: Dear Boss:  Your Team Wants you to Go on Vacation

I am sending this from my Belgium to Spain scooter trip and I want you to know that I heartily endorse the precepts in this very wise article. Be well and take care of your […]

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Executive Vitality™: Executive Resolutions

Executive Vitality™: Executive Resolutions

We are coming up on the halfway mark of the year—how is your executive vitality doing? Look at your logs that track aspects of your executive vitality. Congratulations if you have exceeded your own expectations. […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Do Not Attempt Executive Coaching In A Leadership Desert

Leadership Effectiveness:  Do Not Attempt Executive Coaching In A Leadership Desert

Trying to coach an executive in a system that remains broken is doomed to fail. It’s summer, let’s think about baseball. If one player is consistently hitting home runs but the other batters can’t hit […]

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