Your cumulative record of adherence to your commitments forms the essence of how others view you. So get clear on your commitments, make fewer of them, and keep the ones...

Weigh carefully the potential consequences of quoting other people and spreading gossip. This means guarding against attribution and retribution. First, attributing statements to others out of context can be misleading....

With the proper sentiment, mindset, knowledge, and tools, leaders can empower multitudes of talented people to collectively bring about required change or to maintain needed stability. Over the past twenty-plus...

Effective leadership lies at the core of an energized enterprise. As outlined in my last post, Signs of Effective Leadership, the evidence is in the energy when you walk in...

People who advance to the leading edge of performance have organizational mastery. They are driven to be total systems thinkers, and they integrate people, products, and processes. Individuals with organizational...

Effective leaders plant and cultivate seeds of energy. In an energized enterprise led by an effective leader, we see possibility thinkers who say, “Sure, we can do that!” or “How...

KPCB’s 2015 Internet Trends Report reveals that most millennials rank training and development opportunities as the most valuable employer benefit. This trend is encouraging because investing in people benefits the...

What is will?  Will is intention. If I want clear intention, where do I start? I get focused on my goal with such unbending purpose that I refuse to fail, no...

A few days ago I enjoyed the opportunity to have breakfast with Tom Farrell, the President and CEO of Dominion Power, and introduced him as the keynote speaker at a...

To develop bright stars, effective leaders work daily to improve and perfect three things within their enterprises:  Culture - The culture sets the tone. Provide psychological conditions of meaningfulness, safety, availability,...

If you’re in need of leadership inspiration, but don’t have time to open the Jim Collins book you’ve been waiting to read or take that leadership development course you’ve had...

Effective leaders plant and cultivate seeds of energy. In an energized enterprise led by an effective leader, we see possibility thinkers who say, “Sure, we can do that!” or “How...

In today’s economy, maintaining the status quo doesn’t work. This is true especially in organizations where the situation is extreme due to budget cuts, downsizing, or loss of market share....

Last week, I had the honor of speaking to the students at my high school alma mater as part of a Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Four other distinguished alumni...

Government Executive asked me to share some of my findings on improving individual, team and enterprise performance in the public sector.  The inquiry is timely as federal executives are reporting...

I’m pleased to announce that my new book, Energized Enterprise: Leading Your Workforce to New Peaks of Performance in the Public Sector and Beyond, will hit shelves September 15th. Energized...