We spent this weekend with my husband’s grandson and his parents. Whenever I spend time with small children I’m reminded anew of how important it is to know how to say no. Gavin is almost 4 years old. It is fascinating to see how he can read his parents (and us, for that matter) to know when their no is firm, and when, by whining and pleading he might be able to get his way.
Many leadership situations are similar to parenting ones. . . Continue reading »
Communication is challenging enough without having to deal with mixed messages. The problem with mixed messages is that you are left not knowing which of the messages to believe and/or respond to. Continue reading »
A team that can work together can accomplish more than what you can do alone. When you are a leader, your success depends on how well you can inspire your team to work with you; how you can align their minds and hearts with yours; how you can. . .Continue reading »
Why should organizations care about learning? Because, the level of performance and improvement needed in today's ever-changing environment requires learning... lots of learning.
Organizations with the best chance to succeed and thrive in today’s business climate are learning organizations. Continue reading »
Where do you and your organization spend most of your time: looking backward or forward? It seems many individuals and organizations spend inordinate amounts of time and energy looking backward. Seems as if they consider assigning blame and indulging in recriminations the best use of their time. I disagree. Continue reading »