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…

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…