As the song goes, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….everywhere you go!” But I gotta tell you, I am just not that big of a fan of this holiday. The main purpose of this solemn event is to … Continue reading
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Time. We all have just 24 hours in one day. Doesn’t matter if you are the President of the company, a customer-facing employee, or in the back office. We all have just 24 hours – and where each of us … Continue reading
This is an entertaining team activity that demonstrates the concept of a “stretch” goal. It works with any size group and requires about five to 10 minutes. You will need an easel chart or whiteboard and a marking pen.
Today’s guest blog is brought to you by Dr. Marlene Caroselli. As an author, keynoter, and corporate trainer, she has published over 60 books and countless curricula, articles, and speeches. _________________________________________________________________ Author and academician James C. Humes maintains that leadership … Continue reading
Love this quote from General Eisenhower: Leadership is the art of getting people to want to do what must be done.
I often hear people say that change is difficult. However, I do not think that it is change that is difficult at all. In fact, I believe most people love change. If you think of it, people change their cars, … Continue reading
This is a terrific activity to creatively demonstrate the use of the force-field analysis “tool.” This exercise is ideal for 8 or more people and requires 10 minutes. You will need a long rope with red tape in middle and … Continue reading
As many of you are aware, this past summer I have been writing about a diversity of entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island (PEI). What I have discovered is that we have some of the most brilliant and hardworking business owners … Continue reading
I was having a rather deep conversation with a client discussing leadership styles when I asked a fairly provocative question: “Have you ever hit a ‘rough spot’ in your leadership journey?”
In many of my seminars I speak about the importance of using power to get things done. But first let me say, all power is good, yet power can be bad. It is the utility of power that makes it … Continue reading
This past week I received a call from an associate who is an amazing facilitator, Donald Wolter. He and his team are developing a HIPO Leadership program. He wanted to know – “What is the most important quality that a … Continue reading
This week, I spoke with emerging leaders at an association leadership development seminar. The topic was on “team leadership” and was one competency among four to earn their “Fellow” designation. One of the participants asked me, “What’s the difference between … Continue reading
“Sheesh, I have so much to do.” “I’m just so busy!” “It’s crazy around here!”
I love using this activity to demonstrate how teams assess information to make a decision. This works well with 5 or more people and time required is 15 minutes. Use a space large enough for the team to sit in … Continue reading
Back in the Frederick Taylor days around the turn of the 20th century, managers used a “hierarchical” approach to leading their employees. The work was fairly straightforward, information flowed down from the leader to each of the employees, and employees … Continue reading