Building High Performing Teams

Building High Performing Teams

Recently, I was with a client who was lamenting the condition of the manufacturing operation within his organization. He commented they had almost 60 orders which were on the backlog list. For some reason, this organization who prides themselves on fulfilling orders...
A Leader’s Most Valuable Time of The Day

A Leader’s Most Valuable Time of The Day

As I work with leaders in all types and sizes of organizations, a chief concern on their minds much of the time is whether they are focused on the right things. My hypothesis is that the reason for this concern stems from the “real-time” nature of the world we live...
6 Signs You May Be Burning Out

6 Signs You May Be Burning Out

  With all the external influences we are bombarded with in our highly connected world, I have started to see more of my clients and friends come close to burnout. With this in mind, here are some signs of excessive and prolonged stress to look for in your own...
Trust Is The Minimum To Lead

Trust Is The Minimum To Lead

I recently came across some commentary on trust by Dr. Henry Cloud, a noted leadership expert and clinical psychologist whom I greatly respect. Dr. Cloud emphasizes how trust is the minimum character requirement necessary to lead any group effectively. In previous...
Outcomes Over Lists

Outcomes Over Lists

The other day, I read a survey that found 63% of professionals kept daily to-do lists, yet only 11% actually accomplished everything on the list. This report made me wonder if to-do lists provide any real value. How can we leverage our lists to increase productivity...
Business vs. Busyness

Business vs. Busyness

Do you know what your time is worth? It is worth more than you might think. Once spent, we can’t get a unit of time back. We can’t borrow it from the next day or next week. Too often, I am guilty of spending time foolishly or on habits I know don’t bring the results I...