Archive for 'Leadership'
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 [...]
Beware, the following entry may seem on the surface a motivational or happy piece written in the spirit of the Season. But it is not. It really underscores the reality that in the end exceptional leadership always comes down to the basics. Last week I was leading a retreat for group of high-potential middle managers [...]
Great leaders are constantly looking for opportunities, reframing challenges, and making good things happen. I dare not call this only a positive attitude as it seems to trivialize this leadership approach. Although good attitude is a part of this approach it also encompasses proactive posture, vision, problem-solving, and a variety of other core competencies for [...]
So if you want to magnetize yourself to attract, keep and leverage the best talent and high performers you need to start with the basics. And the best place to start is by maximizing the Talent Lifecycle process which includes Attraction and Selection, Performance Management, Individual Development and Rewards & Recognition. So here are a [...]
Check out Michael in the field of Southeast Utah speaking on the importance of reflection and self-awareness in leadership.
Not that long ago I was coaching a Vice President that was really struggling with her relationship with the CEO of the company. On the surface it was hard to see what was at the core of the problem. The VP was smart, a hard worker, and eager to please the CEO by producing great [...]
It is rough to be an executive these days balancing so many demands of the business and trying to maximize time management. Often it can feel overwhelming but great executives both figure out a good system that works for them and their team while also bringing an exceptional level of energy and endurance to the [...]
Leaders can often struggle and have unintended negative consequences connected to their actions because they are not aware of the impact of their choices. Very few leaders set out to do “bad things” to their people or the business but sometimes the impact of the decisions are the opposite of what they were trying to [...]