YOU’VE GOT THE POWER: Your Employees Don’t Act Always Like Themselves With You

Quick question: Have you ever modified your behavior based on who you were with? Of course you have. One of the many lessons you learned as a kid was that certain situations and people call for a certain set of manners and behaviors. You learned that the way that you spoke with close friends wasn’t necessarily the same way to speak …

Extraverts May Win The Battle, But Neurotics Win The War

This week, we’re digging into the filming for the first two modules of our leadership development series. I’ve been manning our bootstrapped teleprompter so this has pretty much been my position for the last day or so: So far, most of our filming is for the first module  – Pop the Hood – covers the use of personality assessments to build …

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TIP: Ask One Question

My dad is a big believer in the value of leadership development and executive coaching. He, like a lot of folks, took the stuff he learned during coaching home (my brother and I may or may not have been as enthusiastic about this spillover as he was….). A lot of things he learned stuck, but one thing… one question, actually… really stuck with him: …

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Innovate Like A Boss: 4 Things To Remember

I read this post yesterday from Chris Ponder II over at Performance I Create that got me thinking about innovation — I think we’re losing sight of what it means and how to get there because “innovation” is such a buzzword these days. Here’s my short list of things to remember if we want to drive innovation in our teams: #1 – If you’re going to define a goal or competency solely around “innovation,” do so …