Category: leadership

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  • “The truth will set you free” as soon as you stop crying about it

    “The truth will set you free” as soon as you stop crying about it

    Several years ago I was in a company where I had just been promoted to a director level position.  I had worked for the company for a several years and I was known as a hard worker and a forward thinker. At the time the company was in culture shift.  We had several new senior […]

  • They are watching…what do you want them to see?

    They are watching…what do you want them to see?

    “I quit!”…”It has been six weeks since I quit chewing tobacco.”  This is what one of my participants recently told me in one of my leadership training sessions.   We were in week seven of a twelve-week leadership course. As a trainer one of the most important things I do is create an environment where […]

  • Are you high maintenance?

    Are you high maintenance?

    Most of us have known someone who we considered to be high maintenance. I didn’t know there was a television show by the same name on HBO until I did a quick google search of the term high maintenance this morning. I digress. The high maintenance I am talking about is not the show and […]

  • Why some training programs work and others don’t

    Why some training programs work and others don’t

    Last week, I was kicking off the second, of at least four twelve week leadership training courses that I will be delivering for a client of mine.   This client has 3,100 or so employees and produces a very needed product. One of the most senior leaders in the organization who oversees the manufacturing operations […]

  • If it is that bad, just leave!

    If it is that bad, just leave!

    I am not sure what has brought us to this point in the current workforce and culture, but it seems to have permeated itself in both. And that is that people would rather stay and complain, instead of leave and be happier perhaps. I can’t count the number of conversations I had with employees over […]

  • The training your company needs and who should actually provide it

    The training your company needs and who should actually provide it

    After doing training and development for ten plus years, my experience tells me that most companies are not doing enough training in the areas where people need the training.  In many cases, they are spending more time on training people in the areas that don’t necessarily give that person or the organization its best return […]

  • The 6 most important fundamentals great leaders demonstrate

    The 6 most important fundamentals great leaders demonstrate

    Many people talk about the characteristics that leaders must have to be considered great leaders.  Words such as vision, character, empathy, charisma, outgoing, sympathetic, fair, ability to communicate, persuasive, etc. are just some the words most people use. I agree that all of these are important.  But there are things that leaders must do that […]

  • The sh*t sandwich method leaders use and should stop, use this instead.

    The sh*t sandwich method leaders use and should stop, use this instead.

    If you are like most leaders you are making your way in to work today and there is someone on your team that you need to give some hard feedback to at this very moment.  The chances are you have been delaying it for days at least, probably months, and some of you have been […]

  • The one tool most leaders are missing from their toolbox

    The one tool most leaders are missing from their toolbox

    Most leaders are lying to their employees everyday.  Some of the them are doing deliberately, while others don’t even realize it.  And it all comes down to the fact that some.. Well, based off my observations…Most leaders… Aren’t willing to do the one thing that all leaders must be willing to do, and that is […]