(RE)discovering Your Purpose as a Leader

(RE)discovering Your Purpose as a Leader Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to kick off a new group for our, Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™ Program. It is an advanced learning experience that reeducates leaders on the core principles of what it means to lead others, while consistently building their coaching &…

Leadership Training: Transactional or Transformational

Leadership Training: Transactional or Transformational When you go to McDonald’s there is a pretty good chance that you’re not going with the intention of having an exquisite culinary experience. In fact, going through the drive-thru is a four step process that is repeated tens of thousands of times a day in drive thru’s all across…

Leadership Faux Pas #5 – Lack of Focus

  Leadership Faux Pas #5 – Lack of Focus “When you don’t know your why, you don’t have purpose … when you don’t have purpose, you don’t have clarity … when you don’t have clarity you don’t have focus and without focus you can’t accomplish a damn thing!” Joe Contrera A lack of focus will…

The Art of Leading, Coaching, and Influencing Others ™

The Art of Leading, Coaching, and Influencing Others ™ How would you define The Art of Leading Others? Studies have shown that you can boil down human behavior into 4 basic categories. People are either driven by a need to be right, to be liked, to be recognized/seen, or to win. Apply that concept as…

The Exorbitant Cost of a Disengaged Leader?

The Exorbitant Cost of a Disengaged Leader? The cost of a disengaged leader is staggering. Over the course of the last 5-10 years much emphasis has been focused on the impact that disengaged employees have on the bottom line. And while technically a leader is an employee the cost of disengaged leader can be ten times…

8 Reasons Why Hiring Great Leaders … Is Like Mining For Gold

Recently I was working with a group of leaders from a gold mining company to help them strengthen their Coaching Skills. Towards the end of the week I had an opportunity to tour the mine. My guide Jesse was navigating though the various tunnels when all of a sudden he stopped the vehicle, killed the lights, and shut-off the engine. While we sat there 2500 feet underground in complete and utter darkness … it hit me … LIKE A TON OF BRICKS!

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.

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…