In times of change, people tend to flail. All of us get a little less focused, a little more distracted, and find it harder to set and keep priorities. We describe ourselves as "crazy busy" or overwhelmed. Fearless leaders notice this in themselves and their...

  [caption id="attachment_4484" align="alignleft" width="270"] More effort isn't always the answer[/caption] When the going gets tough, we often hear leaders encourage their staff, their colleagues, their teammates to "try harder".  This is a waste of time. Trying Harder at the things you are already doing does not increase...

  [caption id="attachment_4486" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trust is Key to Great Relationships[/caption] I've often heard that in business it's not what you know, but who you know.  I think to be more precise, it's not even who you know, but rather how the people who know you feel...

  [caption id="attachment_4490" align="alignleft" width="266"] Martin Luther King, Jr.[/caption] As we honor MLK today and engage in a National Day of Service, I like to reflect on the connection between great leadership and acts of service to others.  I hear about the value of "servant leadership" from...

When we talk about strategic planning, many clients reluctantly admit they think strategic planning is a waste of time. The last time they wrote a strategic plan was five years ago (or longer), and that old relic sits dusty on a shelf and has little...