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...

Alignment Realities

Alignment Realities

High performers do best when they are matched with roles that energize them.  However, as leader, you will have deadlines and obligations that can’t always wait for an ideal high performer to arrive on the scene.  Since resources are always limited, you will have to...

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Many years ago, a friend of mine shared a story about a heavy-duty dump truck that attempted to follow a road through an underpass of a steel bridge in a small residential area in New Jersey.  The clearance was not sufficient, and with a metal on metal screech, the...

Which Organ Needs Attention?

Which Organ Needs Attention?

Have you ever thought about the correlation between an organ of the body and an organization like a business, non-profit, or other entity?  There are several definitions relating to musical instruments, body parts, and entities, and a common element is that it...

Mediocrity Just Happens

Mediocrity Just Happens

In my experience working with teams across many segments – military, government, for-profit, not-for-profit, community initiatives, and even children’s sports teams - I have observed this: Every individual who willingly began working at a new organization or position...

Leaders Are Not Hypocrites

Leaders Are Not Hypocrites

A predominant thought in our culture today is that it does not matter what one believes, as long as one can perform the job.  This is a satisfactory mindset for those that accept mediocre performance, but not for an Elite Team. What we believe is critical to who we...

Always Recruiting, but Not Always Hiring

Always Recruiting, but Not Always Hiring

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? Executive:  “Why is it that we cannot find committed and dependable people when we need them most?” Coach:  “Would you agree with most other leaders that your organization’s most important resources are your people?”...

Negative Attitudes

Negative Attitudes

Do you know employees or team members that have a negative attitude toward their jobs, and even possibly toward their team?  Unfortunately, each of us knows too many people who do.  Have you considered the full impact of just one individual’s negative attitude on the...

Circle the Wagons!

Circle the Wagons!

Would you describe your current strategy as comparable to what the early settlers did when they came under attack?  They would circle the wagons to form a 360-degree perimeter defense to better employ their resources and provide a better chance of survival against the...