"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


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Leadership: Deep Long and Wide


7 Lessons I Learned From Stephen R. Covey

  My first real job out of college was at the Covey Leadership Center.  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People was just beginning to be a worldwide sensation. Truthfully, when I first started working at the Center I was a bit skeptical of Stephen Covey.  Did he really walk the talk? Was he really […]

Top Seven Mistakes Managers Make When Giving Constructive Feedback and How to Avoid Them

If you are a manager who struggles with giving constructive feedback, I can almost guarantee you are making these mistakes. And if you continually fail to deliver direct and effective feedback, you are going to find out–if you haven’t already–that the consequences are time-consuming, expensive and even detrimental to your career and reputation as a […]

3 Things CEOs Should Do To Radically Improve Their Leadership

Being a CEO or any senior executive can be a very lonely job.  You often have the weight of the world on your shoulders and you are constantly navigating the unknown. People treat you differently and sometimes this is nice and sometimes you just wonder if they are hiding the truth.  You and a select […]

The Cold War for Talent Heats Up

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

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 […]

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