4 ways to have a better staff meeting

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Why are we here?

In pretty much every company I work with, people complain about meetings. Too many meetings, useless meetings, a waste of time, I don’t really need to be there…

While you can’t improve the quality of every meeting you are invited to, you can improve the quality of the ones that you run with your staff. Read More

Who should be the hero in your team?


Lately I have been having a lot of conversations with clients about leadership and delegating.

Delegating is one of the most important things that effective leaders do.

But I have been noticing a stumbling block with some leaders when it comes to delegating that is a bit of a paradox. Read More

Getting big gains from improving small habits

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The power of small habits

Doing hard things is hard!

Doing big things is hard!

Doing small things is not as hard.

The big idea for me, is that developing good habits on small, easy things, can have the direct effect of making bigger, harder things easier to do. Read More

Avoiding Decision Stall: Debate vs. GO

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Decision Stall

Many companies that I talk to have issues with effective decision making — They want to make better decisions. They want to make them faster. And they want them to stick.

While leaders often need to make decisions with incomplete data, one of the common issues I see is that decisions are made without learning all the data that IS knowable, and without enough support of the team. Read More

Building the team you Need vs. Managing the team you Have: WEBINAR

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Building a High Performing Team.

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Get the webinar

If you missed it you can download the recording.

Members of my professional development program can download this webinar for free. Read More

Stop Having Status Meetings

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The Monday MOVE Idea

Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book. This week: Stop Having Status Meetings.

Status meetings are almost a form of anti-communication

They do not foster a healthy sharing of knowledge, ideas and risks. Read More

Good Measures and Bad Measures: The Monday MOVE Idea

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The Monday MOVE Idea

Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book.

This week: Good and Bad Measures

The right measures

Many managers struggle to know if they are measuring the right things. Read More

If you want more urgency, schedule it

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“I want to see more urgency”

I hear this from executives all the time.

“I want to see more urgency.”
Urgency is one of those troubling words that is often thrown about, but not grounded in something do-able. Read More

Stop having status meetings. 5 better things to do instead.

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What’s a good staff meeting?

I have found myself talking about this with several clients over the past few weeks, so I decided to refresh this article.

This is such an important topic that any effective manager needs to get really right. Read More