Leadership Engagement – Are Your Leaders Authentically Engaged?

One of the hottest topics in the ever-changing world of human resources continues to be employee engagement. And while there are as many different opinions about engagement as there are suggestions on how to improve it … human resource professionals continue to search for solutions to this complex idea.

The Problem With Loyalty …

Some leaders believe that because they hold a position or title, they deserve the undying loyalty of their people even when they treat others poorly. That isn’t loyalty, that’s positional leadership and it is the lowest form of leader ship. Some folks believe that because someone is “family,” they are entitled to the loyalty of…

Oops … I Did It … Again!

Oops … I Did It … Again! Saturday I had a chance to watch my girlfriend’s 12 year old daughter Ally play club volley ball. They won their first match pretty quickly and then moved onto the next. It was during this second match that I watched the negative affects that poor leadership has on…

What Does It Real-ly Take?

Last night I was traveling home from facilitating  an all day Leadership Workshop. As I reflected back over the trip I thought: What a privilege! I get to be a part of a process of helping group members push past their comfort zones to do the hard work of  becoming an authentic team. Yes, I said the…

Happy New Year … ?

As our year starts to wind down, we might be coming to the realization that we didn’t accomplish everything that we had planned on this year. We might be asking ourselves “Why am I not getting what I really want in “X” area of my life?” For some of us this area might be the…

Great Leadership Is NOT ….

Great Leadership is not a reward for performance … it’s a calling. Many times we find good performers who were promoted to a leadership role even though they lack the skills, talent, or most importantly, the desire to be a leader. In most companies leadership is a reward for great performance. We take our top…