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_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...

We often encounter clients who resist trying out new behaviors because they are concerned about not appearing "authentic".  The word authentic has been used so much in leadership circles without being accurately defined, so here's an approach that we suggest. Authenticity starts with defining "who" you...

Who do you think of as a leader? What makes them a leader?  How do you differentiate good leaders from great ones? We define leadership as the ability to motivate oneself and others to take positive action toward a goal.  Note that we start with motivating...