Are you “reading” your leader

I coach a lot of mid and senior level leaders. One of the biggest mistakes they make is misreading their leader. Sally is a very participative, and somewhat passive leader. She works for Ted. Ted has high drive and high levels of intentionality. Ted gets stuff done and expects his direct reports to lead strong, [...]

Are you “reading” your leader 2009-10-29T17:06:31+00:00

Pay Attention–another great example of NOT paying attention

OK, so if you've heard me speak, you know that part of my core message has to do with the practice of paying attention. It's essential for living and leading well. Here's just another great example--well great as long as you weren't on the plane--of NOT paying attention.

Pay Attention–another great example of NOT paying attention 2009-10-28T22:13:52+00:00

If you’re a senior leader, you don’t get a pass on strategic execution Pt. 3

If you haven't read parts 1 and 2, take a look below before you read this post.   Here are the final thoughts from the email I sent my CEO client about strategic observation, articulation and implementation. --- 3) Use this strategic conversation as an ongoing CEO coaching relationship with your leaders. The way to [...]

If you’re a senior leader, you don’t get a pass on strategic execution Pt. 3 2009-10-28T13:30:44+00:00

Qualities of healthy people–are you a “flourisher?”

I read this article  on MSN about secretes to longevity in life. The article pointed our 12 secrets, if you will, to those who live longer. They included things like, staying up on techie trends, being in drama free relationships, having a flat belly, and avoiding all types of soda (even diet). One of the [...]

Qualities of healthy people–are you a “flourisher?” 2009-10-27T13:05:23+00:00

If you’re a senior leader, you don’t get a pass on strategic execution Pt. 2

You'll want to read part one of this blog posting which is right up there ^ :)   So here's part two.... -- Now, right as we finished our last meeting, you were going to tell me your concern about talking to your leaders about the concerns you see in their areas of oversight. I [...]

If you’re a senior leader, you don’t get a pass on strategic execution Pt. 2 2009-10-23T13:20:21+00:00

If you’re a senior leader, you don’t get a pass on strategic execution

So Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, in the book, Execution, did a nice job a few years back helping senior leaders understand that execution of strategy is not just up to mid and front line leaders. Execution of the work is also a part of the senior leader's role. With all a senior leader has [...]

If you’re a senior leader, you don’t get a pass on strategic execution 2009-10-22T13:38:47+00:00

Communication…Is it possible?

Sure it is. But, it takes work, no doubt. I'm sitting next to a man in the airport who is obviously arguing with his wife or girlfriend or signficant other. Here are a few of the choice phrases: You never listen That's not what I meant You don't care I don't care If that's what [...]

Communication…Is it possible? 2009-10-20T20:22:58+00:00

When it comes to visioning, don’t just tell…ask

Here's a short, but hopefully helpful thought on my You Tube Channel about ensuring your team (and you) understand the vision. Simply, don't tell them about it, ASK THEM about it. Check it out here.

When it comes to visioning, don’t just tell…ask 2009-10-19T12:15:23+00:00

Announcing Dave’s New You Tube Channel

I have my own You Tube Channel. I think I'm the only person in the world to have my own channel. And have you heard of this You Tube thing? I think it just might catch on. OK, well maybe there are a couple other channels on You Tube-but only a couple...billion. There I will [...]

Announcing Dave’s New You Tube Channel 2009-10-17T14:58:03+00:00

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