Job Performance is Personal

Job Performance is Personal

"My personal decisions do not affect my work." This is a common workplace attitude in our culture today.  I’ve always found reason to doubt this idea, particularly for leaders.  Leadership involves influencing others to make good decisions, especially when the choices...

Trust and The Pursuit of Excellence

Trust and The Pursuit of Excellence

Have you discovered the link between lack of trust and mediocrity?  In my observations of leadership teams across multiple industry sectors, I found a strong correlation between the leadership team members’ depth of trust with one another and the level of performance...

Basic Respect and Team Value

Basic Respect and Team Value

Skills are secondary to mindset.  As leader, do you recognize your influence on the mindset of your team?  It is the collective mindset of your team that determines the culture.  Do you desire a culture where individuals treat you and the other team members with...

Do Not Let Mediocrity Win!

Do Not Let Mediocrity Win!

Have you ever driven a high-performance sports car and then immediately after drove an economy vehicle?  You noticed right away there was a significant difference in the quality and handling and potential power available.  You probably felt a little let down and...

The Nature of Growth

The Nature of Growth

How do you tend to react when a highly valued employee decides to leave your organization?  Depending on the circumstances, you may be surprised or frustrated.  Unfortunately, it’s easy to let a sense of loss become warped into bitter, unproductive feelings.  Many...

Leaders Understand Their Own Capabilities

Leaders Understand Their Own Capabilities

Whether you feel at the top of your game or you’re feeling in a slump, now is a good time to reflect for your own personal growth.Warren Bennis shared that, “Leaders know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are and how to fully deploy their strengths and...

Why Your Best People Leave!

Why Your Best People Leave!

Have you ever wondered, “Why do our best people leave?”  Let me kindly remind you that people leave managers, not companies.  Look to the individuals you have selected to lead others in your organization.  Are they held accountable to excellence or is mediocrity being...

Hire Excellence! You Cannot Afford Mediocrity!

Hire Excellence! You Cannot Afford Mediocrity!

In order to Transform your workforce into an Elite Team, you must recruit and hire excellence.  Do not confuse this with perfection.  Hiring excellence means attracting and recruiting talent that is already wired to contribute to your culture.  They will bring a...

Team Strength Building

Team Strength Building

I find it amazing how practical and applicable principles from one area of life can be applied to others.  For instance, we can apply the principles of strengthening our muscles to building our teams. When we desire to increase our muscle strength, we typically will...

An Investment with Tremendous Returns

An Investment with Tremendous Returns

Do you seek to make improvements to all aspects of your organization?  When resources are limited, you will likely be very selective on where you invest your time, energy, and monies to ensure you get the greatest return. To make the greatest impact, to which area...