Archive for 2019

Leadership Effectiveness: Resisting the Imperatives

Leadership Effectiveness: Resisting the Imperatives

Why do we resist the things we need the most? What do we get out of holding onto old patterns? As leader, you likely encounter resistance – yours and your team’s – on a frequent […]

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Executive Vitality™: Surviving a Lighter Work Schedule

Executive Vitality™: Surviving a Lighter Work Schedule

There are a lot of reasons that your work schedule, now or in the future, may be lighter than it was in the past. You may have reached the stage in your life when you […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Decency Quotient

Leadership Effectiveness: Decency Quotient

Consider two leaders we know. We will call one Rick and the other, Alan. Rick is tough, driven, and results-oriented. He is compassionate, ethical, inclusive, calm, composed, and fair. Morale and loyalty are high in […]

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Executive Vitality™: Re-Entry

Executive Vitality™: Re-Entry

I am just back from vacation. I found a big bin of snail mail, a zillion emails at home, and my inbox at work was bursting. My time zone was somewhere I was not. The […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: A Technique You Might Not Think of to Boost Performance

Leadership Effectiveness: A Technique You Might Not Think of to Boost Performance

Why do organizations agree with their team coaches that it is a good idea to create Team Agreements? Two reasons: to drive performance and to eliminate the dysfunctions of teams. Creating Team Agreements (or recommitting […]

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Executive Vitality™: Boundaries on Vacation

Executive Vitality™: Boundaries on Vacation

How far should we go to satisfy our boss, customer, peer, or our own ambition? If we take a vacation, should we call the office, get on just one conference call with our team, constantly […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Oh, Yeah, I Forgot! We Are Here for Our Customers

Leadership Effectiveness: Oh, Yeah, I Forgot! We Are Here for Our Customers

With all the focus on social media, trade wars, bottom line, diversity, operational efficiencies, and so on … we can sometimes forget about the customer. Just look at your leadership agenda. Do you know who […]

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Executive Vitality™: The Power of Vulnerability

Executive Vitality™: The Power of Vulnerability

Just type “The Power of Vulnerability” into your browser and see what you get; results will probably start with Brené Brown. Watch her fun and thought-provoking TED Talk: Brene Brown on Vulnerability. Here is what […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Agenda Defender

Leadership Effectiveness: The Agenda Defender

Most leaders report feeling they attend too many meetings and that the meetings are too long. This overabundance of meeting time adds up to six hours per week for the average worker and 23 hours […]

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Executive Vitality™: Business Travel VS Relationships

Executive Vitality™: Business Travel VS Relationships

According to the Global Business Travel Association, the average number of days an experienced business traveler is away from home on business travel per year is 48. That is more than 20% of annual workdays […]

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