A Leader’s Role in Change

Leadership makes a difference. In fact, the data shows that leadership makes the biggest difference when it comes to change. Prosci, a global research firm and team of change fanatics with the largest body of change management data, has found that: The #1 contributor to successful change is active and visible sponsorship from leaders.* In fact, in each […]

Using Learning to Prevent Depreciation and Demonetization

Leaders often acknowledge the importance of learning to themselves and their organizations. However, how many of them see it as critical to survival and as a drive for monetary growth?

The Forces Impacting the Future of Work

At the heart of the future of work is one thing that cannot be ignored: people. Regardless of technological advances, globalization, or economic shifts, companies will still need people in order to succeed. As leaders, part of the key to positioning your organization to capitalize on talent and embrace the shape of work to come is to […]

Why Leadership Teams Need Healthy Disagreement

Much has been written about team building and the importance of being a cohesive team in creating and maintaining a successful organization. The research team at RHR International has even confirmed the value of teamwork in relation to specific team performance. Often, when people hear “cohesive” and “strong teamwork”, they presume that manifests as consensus in approach or […]

Stopping the Epidemic of Poor Managers

Archos Advisors’ David Graham asked an audience of nearly 200 people, “Have you ever left a job because of a bad manager?” It seemed like a simple enough, non-controversial question, yet the response was shocking. At least 80% of the people raised their hands. Later in the session, I asked the same group what percentage […]

Combatting Complacency

Complacency has the capacity to “kill” companies and leaders. It can stunt growth , limit effectiveness, and yes, even lead to becoming obsolete.