Sometimes, the key to productivity is to stop thinking about it!


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Feeling Discouraged, Stuck, Lazy?

Do you ever have one of those days when every single thing on your task list feels impossible or just too annoying… and you can’t seem to get yourself engaged on anything?

As leaders we will always have hard things to deal with that will make some days feel miserable: Impossible demands, nasty politics, aggressive competitors, arrogant bosses, low performers, schedule pressures, resource cuts, multiple stakeholders, difficult people…the list goes on and on. 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

Networking, Mentors and Sponsors



This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Networking, Mentors and Sponsors.

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

The most successful people have the most people helping them!

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Strategy without Execution = Talking


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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:

Strategy without Exectuion = Talking

A company can be really clear about what it wants to accomplish, yet struggle to articulate the specific tasks that will make those goals come true. 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

Chaos Doesn't Scale: The Monday MOVE Idea


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“The Monday MOVE Idea”

This Week: Chaos Doesn’t Scale

In the section of MOVE (V = Valor) I talk about the things that require real courage as a leader if you want to get your strategic initiative to stick. Read More

Telling does not equal communicating: The Monday MOVE Idea


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“The Monday MOVE Idea”

This Week: Telling Does NOT Equal Communicating

It’s kind of funny, when a leader realizes that people “aren’t getting it,” typically I find there is an inverse relationship between the level of emphasis an executive will use to say, “but I was very clear” and how much has actually been internalized by their audience! Read More

What will be better in 2012?

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As we start 2011, It’s a good time to step back and think about what you want to be true when you start 2012.

Work vs. Growth

If you don’t set some goals, you’ll deliver a bunch of work (which is good) but you’ll be starting 2012 in the same shape you are in now (which is not good enough). Read More

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