"Leadership and business effectiveness has little to do with your title and everything to do with your competency and character."

— Michael T. Denisoff,
M.B.A., P.C.C., S.P.H.R., LEED-AP

Leadership: Deep Long and Wide

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The Cold War for Talent Heats Up

Written on August 15th, 2011

Even with the down economy the Talent War is in full effect.  Although maybe more of a subtle ‘Cold War,’ top talent is either looking for the next opportunity or really smart companies are making efforts to attract talent away from their current roles.  This is the time to grab great talent.  If you do [...]

7 Tempting (but bad) Approaches to Avoid When Setting Strategic Direction

Written on July 13th, 2011

Too many organizations are still caught in the malaise of inaction when it comes to setting direction these days.  I get it, things are still unclear and not stable. There is a natural rationalization to wait until all of the dust has settled. However, taking no action and a “wait and see” approach can be [...]

3 Actions That Executives Must Take To Get Momentum Going

Written on June 21st, 2011

Many companies today are in the doldrums.  The economic downturn has been long and hard for most organizations.  No one ever expected it to go this long and there is still wide-scale resistance to the “new normal”.  And it is easy for executives to play small and shrink during these times but they must do [...]

5 Check-points To Developing a Corporate Mission Statement

Written on June 6th, 2011

No More Mission Statements For many years now I have been a big proponent of organizational Mission Statements and yet at this moment I find myself telling some of my clients to “Stop it already with the Mission Statements!” Seriously, the mission statement is something that I have felt so strong about for many years, [...]

Motivating Employees in the Real World

Written on May 10th, 2011

Last week a friend of mine shared a powerful link on YouTube by Daniel Pink and his work from his book Drive on motivating employees.  The message although not entirely new is shared well with subtle insights that are valuable to leaders.  For a long while now we have known that money is not the [...]

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