Professional Leadership

Change is inevitable. Some organizations resist or even deny this fact, while others anticipate and embrace it. The way leaders respond to change will eventually determine the failure or success of your entire organization. Prioritizing people over everything else is the single greatest change in the new global economy.

Dan Greer Personal Development Dan Greer Professional Leadership

This one concept has changed my life.  I am by nature a task driven person and I will automatically just work harder and not smarter when the demands increase.  I had an extremely hard time consistently saying No to many good things to have the margin for the best.  When I finally completed my Life Plan and defined my Yes’s, that problem is now almost gone.  Michael Hyatt is nail on the head again: “I have a hard time saying no. Perhaps you do, too. I think it is more common than we think, especially for those who are empathetic […]

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In today’s business environment working through teams in not a novelty anymore but a necessity.  The use of teams can be abused and become nothing more than group think without execution.  However, when teams are working well they can significantly improve productivity.  This Forbes post provides great insight: “I’ve watched a lot of the very best teams on the planet and had the chance to serve and help build many of them. As I reflect on what makes them work well together, it’s their commitment to being together and leveraging each other’s strengths.  Here are three common denominators I’ve noticed […]

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Great leaders have come to the realization that it is more important to develop people than it is to deliver results.  This will empower their people to use their competencies and significantly increase the capacity of the organization.  Empowerment is also directly linked to job satisfaction and a major factor in retention.  This HBR post is excellent: “One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from doing to leading. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your […]

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Over the years I have been able to sustain excellence in the most stressful situations. As a matter of fact, that was my greatest strength and contribution to the organization. I have noticed over the last few years that the margin I have between demand and capacity is razor thin.  What used to be normal stress levels can now become overwhelming.  This HBR post is very helpful: “Jack is well-known in his company for delivering growth through high-performing, cross-functional teams. Where others get stuck in silos, he fosters innovation through collaboration. But these days, when you exit the elevator on […]

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One of the keys to sustaining leadership excellence in your life will be the practice of life long learning.  I continue to gain great value from reading books but I now find podcasts to be just as helpful.  Even reading through my daily social media stream often gives me exactly what I need for that day.  Michael Hyatt is a pro at leadership development: “Years ago, I wrote a list of “100 Things I Want to Do Before I Die.” It’s really an amazing, audacious list. Whenever I review it, I am both inspired and stunned by how many of […]

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