START WITH AN IDEA

Then Go Make It Happen

We Kill Leaders…

If your business is down- blame the boss? HR pros talk a lot about employee engagement and alignment. Management talks about revenue growth, market share, profitability and customer satisfaction.  Just from these two sentences you can see these are two ships passing...

OMG! Coaching Doesn’t Work?

Are you shocked I said it!  Well, think how I felt when I got a call from an operations director and her opening statement was “Coaching doesn’t work!  I’ve tried coaching my ops manager for six weeks and her performance still hasn’t improved.”  We continued to talk...

A Plus Perfection

Gosh! Can you believe it?  It’s August and that means we’re nearly three quarters of the way through 2016.  So how are you doing on those business goals? When I was the head of HR, it was a strategic imperative to hire people with A- personalities. You know them. ...

Can You Just Get to The Point!

Communication Is Crucial To Success! The last two weeks have been pretty hectic.  There really must be something going on because I’ve been spending time with people who like to tell stories and go into great detail about what happened to whom, when, where, how. ...

The Peter Principle Revisited

Do any of these comments sound familiar? Have you said them about someone? Have they been said about you? “I’m working with a number of managers who just don’t have the right stuff to get the job done. With one of them, I’m trying to tell him how to manage his people...

Power, Relationships and Achievement

“Why can’t you just tell me what we need to get done?  I asked you a simple question. Can’t you give me a yes or no answer?” “I could never give them criticism of their work. They work too hard and besides if I do that then they’ll get mad.  Talk about non-productive...