Powering the Break Through – “A” Team Effort

In my last column, I asked: “Are They Better Than Nothing?” — meaning employees in our companies who may be doing more harm than good. In this column, let’s get more positive and look at how to build your “A” Team.   It’s clear we accomplish more together as a...

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...