Have a Frustrated Client? 5 Steps to Restoring Trust

I’m not happy.   Those 3 words caught me off guard, like a punch from someone I didn’t know was my opponent.   A long-time client, let’s call him Eric, told me he was dissatisfied with the results he was getting.   That’s when I put these 5 leadership skills and...

Dog Training and Leading People

Mark Twain once said, “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” For hundreds of years, people have compared their fellow human beings to man’s best friend. We just adopted a terrific Miniature Australian Labradoodle named “Harken” from the Labradoodle...

How to Master the Art of Delegation in 4 Steps

I’m too busy. I’ll do it myself. I love doing it… why hand off the task? My team is already swamped, why give them another job? As a leadership advisor, I’ve heard it all – from managers at Fortune 500 companies to energized entrepreneurs. What amazes me about most...

A Leader Knows Where to Focus: Do You?

In my work with growing companies, we often discuss the barriers to growth. My clients will say they’ve hit a wall. So, what exactly is in their way? Nine times out of ten, it’s a leadership issue. Before you can become a great leader – and take your company to the...

EM Advisors to Speak to Vistage Worldwide

EM Advisor CEO Rom LaPointe, and Certified EM Advisor John Howman have been invited to provide leadership presentations to the local member organizations of Vistage Worldwide. Both are continuing the tradition of excellence demonstrated by EM Chairman, Founder, and...

Are You Delegating Or Dumping?

Delegating properly is one of the most important leadership skills. Delegation is typically not a natural skill that we learn growing up; however, it is critical to company growth and it’s a game-changer on many levels. If leaders aren’t focused on vision and...

A World-Class Corporate Culture

I was honored and fortunate to participate in Harken Inc.’s 50th anniversary celebration – first in Pewaukee, and then on to Italy. Harken enthusiasts traveled from virtually every continent, at their own expense, to help the company mark this golden anniversary with...