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...

You can project leadership in everything from how you dress and carry yourself to how you behave. When a leader embodies an image of everything an organization aspires to, she...

Recently everyone at my company read The Google Way by Bernard Girard as one of the picks for our company book club.   It proved to be an interesting read for...

I was invited to give the keynote address at the Women in Government Contracting Conference, which was held last Friday. The conference theme was “Grow your business, grow yourself,” and...

Four behaviors help us engage people: Acting in ways motivated by what’s best for others. (Idealized Influence) Encouraging people to achieve more than what’s thought possible. (Inspirational Motivation) Inspiring folks to think for...

Year-in and year-out, NASA employees report high levels of job satisfaction and commitment. For the fourth year in a row, NASA was the highest-ranked employer for large government agencies according...

Experts agree that there are a few fundamental characteristics of successful leaders. They notice in the workplace what academic research points out: These qualities are desirable in all employees and...