Executive Leaders Connect with Others (9/18/2017) - The Wall Street Journal reported that the executives identified as “high achievers” cared about both people and profits. Average achievers focused on production, and low achievers were most concerned about themselves. Building relationships with people can also build success. Plus, having real relationships makes going to work every day far more enjoyable. You don’t have […]
Why Executive Leaders Set Clear Objectives (9/14/2017) - Clarity is an important factor to the success of a leader, a team and an organization. If people aren’t clear about their role and what they’re supposed to be doing every day, they will swirl and become less and less effective. To progress toward your vision, you need a clear roadmap and that includes objectives. […]
Setting Priorities is Key to Leadership Success (9/12/2017) - Distractions can tempt us every day. Other people have their own agendas for our time and attention. We might have the best intentions of working on our priorities, but other things get in the way. We may even become so ambitious that we create a long list of priorities, which means we don’t really have […]
How Well Do You Know Yourself? (9/1/2017) - Great leaders understand who they are and where they stand. They also know that they don’t know everything. You may think you already know yourself. But real knowing is understanding that we don’t know everything. Think about the leaders you admire who have achieved great things and made a difference in some way. To step […]
Set Clear Expectations for Best Results (8/30/2017) - While clear communication is important in everything you do as a leader, one aspect that deserves special attention is setting expectations. It’s an area many executives take for granted when they assume people understand what’s expected or when they think they don’t need to explicitly communicate expectations. Your role as a leader is to set […]
When Does Single-Person Accountability Increase Performance? (8/29/2017) - As organizations grow, executives can lose sight of the need for single-person accountability. They start to move to consensus decision-making and diffuse responsibility.
How Executive Leaders Create a Clear Shared Vision (8/24/2017) - When an executive leader creates a shared vision, it allows the organization to see that their own interests and aspirations align with the vision, and they will wholeheartedly commit to making it happen.
Three Key Steps to Align Systems and Processes (8/21/2017) - Once you have a strategy, align every aspect of your organization to support them, including your systems and processes.
Winning Hearts and Minds (8/18/2017) - You may have heard the expression great leaders win the hearts and minds of their people. Keep in mind that hearts always come first.
Executive Leaders Act with Integrity (8/16/2017) - Integrity is an inside-out endeavor. It comes from self-discipline, trust in yourself, and the courage to be relentlessly honest in every situation.