When Corporate Headquarters and the Field Are Not Connected

When Corporate Headquarters and the Field Are Not Connected Over the years I have had the opportunity to work for organizations who have multiple locations all over the world and a centrally located corporate headquarters located 1000’s of miles away from where the actual work is being done. I experienced this situation early on in…

Are You a Good Leader or an Extraordinary One?

Are You a Good Leader or an Extraordinary Leader? The difference between a good leader and an extraordinary leader is clear in the minds of their people. When a good leader is present, their people say “Look at what they have done!” When an extraordinary leader is present, their people say, “Look at what we have accomplished!” What do your people…

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Worldview – Friendly or Hostile

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Worldview – Friendly or Hostile A brief excerpt from Joe’s new book, The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™, coming out later this year. Albert Einstein once said, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”…

Productivity & The Law of Unintentional Consequences

Productivity & The Law of Unintentional Consequences A short time ago I was working with a team of senior leaders. We were discussing the overall purpose of the organization and the bottom-line goal that was driving the organization forward. In most companies these are things like profit margin, revenue, sales targets, production goal, etc.. This…

Leadership and The Clap …

As I sit here watching the State of the Union address by President Obama I am struck by the number of standing ovations that the president is getting and I am not sure why they keep standing after every sound bite? With the approval ratings of Congress at an all time low of 9% (11/2013) and presidential approval ratings 42% I simply don’t understand why they continue to applaud themselves and their leader.