The best leaders learn to ASK May 10, 2022
“How can I be a better supervisor for you?” How often have you been asked that question by your boss? For all you leaders out there, how often have you asked your direct reports or team members? According to Marshall
Four Pitfalls to Avoid when Taking on a New Leadership Role March 09, 2021
Startling statistic: according to Inc magazine’s website, 50% of leader transitions fail. Wow. The consequences of a failed transition can have a very painful and lasting impact on an organization. From a leader’s perspective trust, respect, and integrity are lost.
3 Fundamental Leadership Lessons in Times of Crisis April 29, 2020
The decision of the Commander in Chief to declare war on COVID-19 was clearly an accurate choice. I remember deploying to war for the first time in my military career after the United States declared war on Iraq in 1990.
5 leadership lessons from high performing teams in the Operating Room March 05, 2020
The last thing I remember as I was drifting off to “la-la” land was the big spotlight shining down on me. I was on my back in a hospital bed in the operating room at a local medical center. I
3 Leadership Techniques in Dealing with Underperformers May 14, 2019
Holding people accountable for performance was not an easy task for me when I first entered the army. I knew my supervisors were going to ensure I performed to standard and I knew I would have to do the same
Three Keys to Effective One-on-One Coaching: A Critical Skill for Leaders October 31, 2018
Effective one-on-one coaching is a critical task for leaders at all levels. It is clearly one of the best methods to develop your people. Effective coaching inspires in others an internal drive to act ethically, without direction, to achieve goals. Effective coaching drives performance builds competence and confidence, and ultimately enhances trusting relationships. The best coaches help people find ways to make things happen as opposed to creating excuses why they can’t.
Want to Grow as a Business Leader? Employ the BRAVE Methodology June 12, 2018
BRAVE is a proven model for developing competent, confident leaders capable of decisive action.
Basic leader competencies are in this army manual; are they in yours? December 26, 2017
Sarah was a reasonably successful small business owner with twenty employees. She had all the technical skills needed for her business. She introduced herself to me after my keynote presentation to an annual association’s conference we both attended. After her
How Can You Successfully Engage Millennials November 06, 2017
Learn the 6 characteristics that separate successful managers from those who are challenged in leading the millennial workforce.
Six ways for leaders to bring out the best in others July 30, 2017
Good leaders discover what they are good at. Great leaders discover what others are good at. I often get asked about my recommendations on to how to discover what others are good at. I thought I would share some of
Servant Leadership in the Army: 5 lessons that can help you April 24, 2017
Servant leadership is a powerful model that has guided how I lead for years. I learned about it in the Army, observing others in action. I believe this world would be a better place if more people adopted this approach
Keys to helping your business prepare for the new year January 15, 2017
Wow, the new year has arrived! As THE leader of your organization, how would you assess the performance of your organization over the past year? Regardless of the size of your organization you lead, this article is for you. If