We’ve covered imagining what others don’t and managing stress and time as foundational cornerstones of leadership. Another important element of transformational leadership is to inspire everyone to get involved. Start...

In my last post we discussed imagining what others don’t as a  foundational cornerstone of leadership. Another important cornerstone is managing stress and time. Despite difficult pressures, effective leaders remain focused,...

Something we can count on when we’re part of a transformation is that we will feel fear. Fear is a natural response to letting go of familiar things and trying...

In one study that used information from the Corporate Leadership Council, engagement was defined as “the extent to which employees commit to something or someone in their organization, how hard...

Effective leaders must know how to exercise fairness and justice by taking actions to create perceptions of fairness and justice throughout the workplace. With this knowledge, leaders can manage procedures...

Leadership is about the choice to be authentic. Popping a pill to temporarily relieve a symptom is easier than working to create holistic health. It’s the same with leadership: Unless...

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in full swing, we’re all watching in awe at the power and skill of the Olympic athletes as they compete on the world stage. The...

Productivity is a compelling issue for many of us. Organizational assessments look for it. Strategic planning targets it. An array of methods and tools improve and measure it. Talent and...

In last week’s blog post, I mentioned Gallup’s latest report, How Millennials Want to Work and Live, which states that millennials struggle to find good jobs that engage them. Only...

Gallup's latest report, How Millennials Want to Work and Live, states that millennials struggle to find good jobs that engage them. Only 29% of employed millennials reported they were engaged...

Are you committed to energizing your workforce and thriving as a leader? I find that leaders who drive peak performance abide by three important principles. #1 - Imagination, creativity, and innovation...

No matter how well we manage human capital or how we choose to incorporate the process into our organizations, human capital strategy is doomed to be just one more plan...

When Neil Armstrong’s foot dropped off the last step of the lunar module and onto the surface of the moon, he coined the famous phrase that his one small step...

Relationships are the core of our networks. New and maturing bonds expand those networks. Studies of outstanding performers in engineering, computer science, biotechnology and other “knowledge work” fields find that...

Employee engagement is the extent to which employees commit to their organization, how hard they work, and how long they stay as a result of that commitment.  Engaged employees are...

Years ago when I was a young consultant, I facilitated a strategic planning and visionary retreat for Mr. Jones and his twenty-person leadership team. This was part of a long-term,...

As a CEO, keynote speaker, and board leader, I attend many events throughout the year as a presenter, guest, or sponsor. One of my favorite annual events is the Easter...