Every month I do a webinar on a topic of business leadership
as part of my membership program.
This month’s webinar was on Ruthless Priorities & Strategy.
(Get invited to future webinars)
If you missed it, you can download the podcast! Read More
How can you make sure you are still making progress on that goal you committed to in that offsite meeting 6 months ago?
In my work with management teams helping them execute their strategy, this issue comes up over and over again. Read More
Last week in my blog I suggested you stop wasting time having status meetings.
This week I want to extend the conversation suggest you resist the urge to hide in too much complexity and detail.
The reason people and teams fall into this is because complexity can make you feel smart and safe. Read More
If you take the time to collect your team in a room together, the last thing you should do is review status.
I think this is an organizational habit that takes root when new managers have a staff meeting because they think they should, and then they are not sure what to talk about, so they ask each person to give an update about their work. Read More
I read a lot of good and useful books that I generally recommend, but most of them did not make this list.
These are the few books that when I read them, fundamentally changed my perspective on business and leadership forever after. Read More
I find it interesting is that most companies do one of two extremes when it comes to succession planning:
1. Nothing at all
2. A very cumbersome process with lots of documents and checkpoints for multiple candidates which never amounts to anything. Read More
About a year ago, I went dogsledding in Canmore, Canada.
It was great. And ever since then, when I have a discussion with an executive about their organization, I think back to this experience.
I’ve said this before, there is no more important thing you can do as a business leader than to build the right team. Read More
Throughout my whole career I kept hearing discussions about consensus vs. command and they always rubbed me the wrong way…
What actually works was never such a mystery to me.
The problem is that people would talk about consensus or command as the only two choices for management style. Read More
Delegating is about making sure that the right work gets done at the right level, and making your team more capable.
As a leader, you always need to think about building a more capable team. Read More