Friday, July 18, 2014

Today’s Challenge: Team Size

One of the many decisions every leader must make is what structure will best enable his or her organization to accomplish its work. If you decide a team approach makes sense, then you get to wrestle with the question… How many people should be on a team? » Read More

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You’re Not Crazy… Leadership Is Hard

Leadership is hard! You may read these words and think: “Is this supposed to be news?” It was to me. As a young leader, I had the misplaced belief that if I learned to lead well, it would be easy. What I’ve discovered – if I learn to lead well, I’ll be more effective and have greater impact, but it still won’t be easy. » Read More

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Invest in Something That Will Outlive You

We just finished our annual Leadership Talent Reviews. If you’re not familiar with the idea, it’s a very straightforward concept. The process involves a systematic review of all leaders in an organization. » Read More

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Germany 7 – Brazil 1

I don’t follow soccer closely. However, it’s hard not to get sucked in to the global phenomenon called the World Cup. Nor is it possible to miss the significance of a margin of victory of 6 points in a game where ONE goal is like finding a four-leaf clover. And, it’s hard to escape the fact Brazil had not lost a competitive match on home soil in 39 years – unbelievable! » Read More

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