What to Do Before Experienced Leaders Leave the Building

What to Do Before Experienced Leaders Leave the Building

It’s been called the Brain Drain when those who’ve been at your office forever, start retiring. It can feel as if a massive amount of information is leaving the building. And, there’s some truth to that, but also a number of options and solutions. What you do before those who are of retirement age, up… read more

How Leaders Push, Pull, and Persevere

How Leaders Push, Pull, and Persevere

Soon, there will come a time when lessons learned in crisis will be the online trending topic. Articles will ask what we learned in Harvey, tips from dealing with Irma, and how a leader manages to recover from a million-acre wildfire in their area. Posts may look to Mexico and talk about rebuilding from an… read more

3 Keys to Keeping Happy Leaders

3 Keys to Keeping Happy Leaders

In many organizations, from law enforcement to utilities to corporate America, recruitment and retention challenges are rising. How do we find good people and once we have ‘em, how do we keep them? It’s a common question and one most commonly answered with a request for an increased budget. But, not every organization has infinitely… read more

Leadership: Service or Sabotage?

Leadership: Service or Sabotage?

In learning the art and science of more effective leadership, one may run into resistance. Beyond learning, while leading in challenging circumstances, one may also face resistance, opposition, or downright slings and arrows. In both cases, at what point does one continue to serve, in spite of a lack of support or even in the… read more

Why Top Performers Can Prevent Profit

Why Top Performers Can Prevent Profit

If you’re not prepared to keep them challenged or forgive when they go off the reservation, your top performers and high achievers could prevent profit. It happens when the amount of time, drain, energy and effort they take to manage, costs more than their results producing advantage. Is your top performer creating more problems than… read more

Leading Sometimes Means Not Reading

Leading Sometimes Means Not Reading

For more than two decades, I’ve talked about leadership as a concept with three categories. One should first be yourself, then lead yourself well, before one really has any business leading others. This means efforts to maintain authenticity have tremendous value in building your leadership foundation. It also means paying nearly as much attention to… read more

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