During this election cycle, we are exposed to numerous examples of how politicians lead, how they make decisions, and how they engender support and create followers. We expect our nation's leaders to set a good example and show us how things are supposed to be...

  The buzzword in many industries today is "collaboration". How do we effectively collaborate and how can we improve our ability to collaborate? Why would we want to? When our work was producing industrial goods through the repetition of a manual task, productivity gains were relatively straightforward,...

[caption id="attachment_4505" align="alignleft" width="300"] Is This How You Imagine Conflict?[/caption] Life is full of conflict. Conflicting goals, conflicting values, conflicting emotions.  How do you handle conflict in your life?  Do you meet it head on and press for your point of view?  Do you avoid it and...

[caption id="attachment_4507" align="alignleft" width="300"] Great leaders can adapt their behavior to be effective with almost anyone.[/caption] Each of us comes with some learned or comfortable modes of operating, which shapes our leadership style.  Some of us prefer to think out loud, and others prefer not to...