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Transformation – Get Out of Its Way

Transformation – Get Out of Its Way General George S. Patton once said, “…Lead me, follow me or get out of the way.” Today, more than ever, that famous quote takes on new meaning as we transform the way that modern workers both lead and follow. Looking at the business...

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Building a Culture of Coaching – Follow Up

In our last blog, we discussed why building a culture of coaching is difficult.  Whether it is one’s inability for self-reflection, challenges of finding the right coach, or the inability to get universal buy-in. In this blog, we provide some ideas on how you can work...

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Building a Culture of Coaching

In the summer of 2012, we were invited to speak at an Association for Talent Development event. This was a big deal for us. It’s difficult to address peers who know more than you do about a subject and have read all the same books. We were asked to speak about the...

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Leadership Is Not a Solo Sport – Part 2

In our last blog, we discussed how leadership is not a solo effort. We talked about how it is important to build a collaborative environment and gain organizational commitment. So, if leadership is not a solo sport, then it must be a team sport. Working as a team is...

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Leadership Is Not a Solo Sport – Part 1

A while back, I was assisting a mid-sized company with their interview process for a new CEO. The Board of Directors believed the organization’s issues were directly related to their ‘leader’. They spoke of lack of communication, poor decision-making, and...

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The Great Resignation or Worker’s Revolution?

Lessons Learned from COVID The COVID-19 pandemic has taught organizational leaders a number of lessons. As cases and infections ebb and flow, new challenges are placed at the feet of these leaders. The leading challenge has been coined “the great resignation” – or...

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Battle for the Future of Work

Necessity has driven innovation and the reimagining of work over the last nearly two years. Where we once said something was not possible, we are finding that we can do that thing and do it successfully. However, change is hardly unanimously embraced. Usually, it’s an...

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Preserve Your Culture in a Hybrid World

When your business is small, it is much easier to develop and maintain the culture you envisioned when you first began. Fewer people, more time together, and higher engagement all contribute to creating a culture in a new business. Growth (and a little thing called a...

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