Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Moving with Purpose with Focus and Flexibility

A Key Skill of Business Leaders

Focusing on study

If you were to compile a checklist of attributes for great leaders, it would probably include the following items:

  • Visionary
  • Great communication skills
  • Focus
  • Courage under fire
  • Charismatic
  • Strategic thinker

When I ask business owners which of these attributes is most important for a …

Featured Competency: Persuasive Communications

Persuasion by Jane Austen

What does it mean it mean to be persuasive? It means moving people to action. It means having an impact with your communications. It means getting ideas across and making a difference.

Defining it as a competency means: The ability to plan and deliver oral and written communications that are …

A Simple Plan: Three Goals for Every CEO


goal (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

In an interview with the New York Times, FM Global CEO and Chair Shivan S. Subramaniam revealed the most important tools for managers when ensuring employees are being productive. He said that while not everyone completes tasks in the same way, as long as the …

Becoming a Change Leader

One different direction in the arrow group.

Lead the change

It is essential for leaders not only to accept change but also to create it, say experts. According to a survey by Harvard Business Publishing, this requires leaders to have four capabilities:

  • to be a dynamic strategist
  • to be a courageous innovator
  • to be emotionally and culturally

Handle Change By Focusing on Them

Time For Change

Time For Change

When there are changes that need to be made in your business, and you ask your people if they are afraid about the upcoming changes, would they answer “yes” or “no?”

Do you think they would tell you the truth, or would they tell you what they

Maintaining Morale in Tough Times

this blessed release

Photo credit: the twinkling of an eye

A client of my, during our regular status meeting, wanted some ideas to help her staff maintain morale in tough times. we batted around a few concepts, about reminding people of their accomplishments and reiterating the “Big Picture” vision and objectives.  Then I …