Posts Tagged ‘change’

Change and Innovation

May 15th, 2018 | Posted in Change, Fit Leader, Innovation, Leadership Fitness, success

I was recently interviewed for the 2018 Change and Innovation Online Summit! The Summit goes live on May 21. As a featured guest, I’m able to share FREE passes to the Summit. Check at the end of this article on how to acquire your pass. In my interview, I talk about some of the steps […]

Effort Counts Twice

May 8th, 2017 | Posted in Effectiveness, Fit Leader, initiative, Leadership Fitness, leadership training, Reading List, success

When it comes to predicting who will succeed in life and business, we often are “distracted by talent”. We tend to place way too much faith in SAT scores, GPAs and other measures of aptitude, even when these standard metrics have been shown to fail as guarantors of achievement. Whether it’s who will survive Beast […]

Disagree and Commit

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Change, Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness

Recently, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, published a letter to shareholders, in which he shared a number of lessons for those seeking to achieve organizational excellence. One piece of advice contained in the letter can best be distilled into three impactful words: “Disagree and commit.” Here’s what Jeff Bezos had to say about these […]

Mother Nature’s Killer Apps

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Change, Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, Reading List

During the past couple of weeks, I found myself, for a second time, working my way through Thomas L. Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. Friedman, also author of The World is Flat, uses his latest book to analyze the dizzying pace of change and […]

Potential-Based Leadership

April 25th, 2016 | Posted in Change, Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness

When it comes to leading, there are four basic approaches available to leaders. The path of least resistance is to simply choose another leader we are willing to follow. In this case, we decide to get behind someone else and support that person’s leadership. A second approach is to choose to lead ourselves. In this […]

Don’t Be a BOSS-STRICH

June 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Change, Confidence, Effectiveness, Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness, relationships, success

Bosses come and bosses go. Even when we’re a boss, we have our own boss or bosses we need to manage. One of the more difficult boss-related transitions for leaders is dealing with a new boss. Like most changes in our lives, getting a new boss can be disruptive. We are faced with stepping back […]

Who We Are Makes a Difference

December 9th, 2013 | Posted in Change, Clarity, Confidence, Effectiveness, Fit Leader, Leadership Fitness

The world has lost a great leader. With the passing of Nelson Mandela, we are reminded of the incredible sacrifices often required of true leadership. I remember first learning of Nelson Mandela when I was in college. At the time, Mandela was imprisoned at Robben Island, then South Africa’s Alcatraz. Never giving up, and dedicating […]

Habits Trump Discipline

March 20th, 2013 | Posted in Change, Effectiveness, Leadership Fitness

All of us, from time to time, are faced with the desire (and sometimes the necessity) of changing some aspect of our lives. Change is rarely easy, and when we go to work at modifying a behavior, relapsing to our “old way of doing things” is fairly predictable. Many people point to the need for […]

What We Know About Change

October 29th, 2012 | Posted in Change, Clarity, Effectiveness, Leadership Fitness

According to a global study on employee engagement by Right Management, less than half (43%) of employees are confident in their organization’s change process. The biggest downfall for senior leaders is the perception that they do not follow through on what they say they will do. Many change initiatives are sold using fear. While these […]

Treading Softly

September 12th, 2011 | Posted in Clarity

When was the last time your organization changed?  Last month, last week or just a few hours ago?    The one thing many of us have come to accept in life is that change is one of the few constants.  Whether we like it or not, staying flexible means staying relevant.  Evolving customer needs, new and emerging […]