How to Hold People Accountable.

By | 2019-01-23T05:06:40+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

"Out of all the things we expect of leaders...by far the single-most shirked responsibility of executives is holding people accountable." Harvard Business Review.A harsh fact to face, especially if we are the executives...or the leaders or the managers. But, as harsh as it may be, in my experience, almost all leaders find holding their people accountable the most challenging of [...]

Inhale. Exhale.

By | 2019-01-22T21:38:56+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Next time you catch yourself and your self-limiting story...  Silently blaming that person the way you always do Beating up on yourself the way you always do Justifying your decision the way you always do   ….stop mid-thought.  Focus just for a moment on those thoughts, that quiet self-talk that runs the same way every time. Become present [...]

The Number 1 Team.

By | 2019-01-16T09:05:32+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

If I asked you which team is your number 1 team?  It's likely you would reply "the team I'm responsible for."  This is the common answer for a few reasons.   1. You are responsible for the results of that team.2. It's likely it's your area of expertise.3. You may have hired some or many people in that [...]

Influence You First.

By | 2019-01-09T10:54:50+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

As you gaze intentionally into 2019, you might be crystal clear about where you're going and what you want to achieve.  The kind of people you want around you, the numbers you want to hit, the time frames, the possible obstacles. Right now it would be easy for you to slip straight into solution mode, telling people [...]

Silent Nights.

By | 2018-12-19T08:33:20+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Christmas Eve was always my most favourite night of the year.  The feeling of sweet anticipation and cherished time with my family.  Delivering larger-than-life Christmas stockings with my Rotarian dad, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on high rotation in the pale green Holden station wagon. Carols on the TV.  Roast dinner with just the five of [...]

Walking the Line.

By | 2018-11-21T05:01:51+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

“I know what got me here, is not going to get me where I want to go.”  Powerful self-awareness in a leader’s reflections recently. Walking the line between the limits of the past to his left, and the possibilities of the future to his right, this leader wasn’t yet fully convinced that a change was worth what it [...]