WHY NOT ASK “WHY”? HOW COMMUNICATION TACTICS CAN DRIVE PERMANENT CHANGE & DEVELOP FUTURE LEADERS

There is a simple, yet strategically significant difference in the communication styles of leaders and managers. Managers and leaders both use different forms of influence and direction at different times.  Leaders, however, demonstrate a bias to influencing by inspiring and enabling, while managers are more likely to command and control.  For dynamic organizations to remain…

How to Handle Your Talent–on-the-Bubble

    “Today more than ever, the fate of an organization depends on its ability to recruit, retain, and, when necessary, replace talent.” –        Emmett C. Murphy, Talent IQ   In his best-selling book, Talent IQ, Emmett Murphy lays out a very clear and researched process for increasing your company’s productivity and profitability. It all starts with…

Leadership is a Choice

“If you ignore the opportunity to lead, you risk turning into a ‘sheepwalker’ – someone who fights to protect the status quo at all costs, never asking if obedience is doing you or your organization any good.”  – Seth Godin, Tribes   There has been a good deal written about leadership, what it is and who…

Acknowledging the Elephant in the Room

There have been numerous articles, blogs and commentaries related to handling the increased volume of candidates applying for positions; the continued lack of response from companies once someone applies for a position and what if anything candidates can do; and suggested new “tools” for addressing these issues. Companies complain, candidates complain and vendors develop and…

70/30 is the new 80/20!

OK!  This is more of a play on words, because I’m not talking about the Pareto principle which states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. But now that I have your attention, Jeff Bezos was recently featured in an article about how much information you really…