Team Building and Other Leadership Band-Aids That Don’t Work

Here are some favorite quick fixes that leaders rely on that, when used in the wrong way at the wrong time, can hurt more than they can help…. Read More»

8 Principles that will Change How You Think about Leadership Presence

Leadership presence is mysterious. Like charisma, authenticity, or influence, it can be hard to describe, yet we know it when we see it. Every senior leader wants more of this secret ingredient that distinguishes the leader of work from the leader of people…. Read More»

3 Surprising Ways Leaders Create Change Resistance

I’ve spent the last couple of years researching the behaviors and habits essential for starting a successful change or people I call Wave Makers. Interestingly, some of the very behaviors and habits that derail a change are those we associate with being a strong leader.

Let’s look at three familiar ways you can unknowingly develop change resistance within your team when… Read More»

Forget TIME Magazine – Who’s on Your Most Influential List

TIME Magazine recently released their list of the 100 most influential people. What other list includes Beyonce, Edward Snowden, Malala Yousafzai and Jeff Bezos? They, along with an eclectic mix of other political, business, entertainment and cultural icons, were identified as those who most influence our society and culture.

As I read through TIME’s list I wondered how many of us have a “most influential list” in our lives. How many of those people are on your list for right reasons?… Read More»

What Good Change Leaders Understand About Selfies

Selfies are starting to get out of hand. The President and Vice-President recently got in on the act and the Prime Minister of Malaysia recently posted a selfie with the President. The Chainsmoker’s song #SELFIE parodies the phenomenon and is the most viral video on YouTube. Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie at the Academy Awards with other famous A-listers was the most retweeted tweet ever and momentarily brought twitter to its knees. And, believe it or not, there is even a new invention called the selfie stick to give you the perfect angle.

We have become obsessed – with ourselves. We share our every move which keeps our followers up to date on where are, yet a self-focus can get in the way. Starting and building interest for a change takes involvement from many. We can’t do it alone…. Read More»

DNA of Wave Makers™: The 4 Leadership Molecules that Everyone Wants

Wave Makers take that first step toward making the team feel like a team, experiment with a new product idea, or organize regular discussions for the other new college graduates. They have a meaningful idea, get others involved and act upon it. Wave Makers start the ripple effects toward important changes – even if they start with a small first step…. Read More»

Why Your Change Needs a Word of Mouth Strategy

Remember when the ‘water cooler conversation’ used to mean sidebar conversations in the break room? The grapevine was the extracurricular that could surely be tamed with more frequent communication.

Today, the grapevine can no longer be “managed”. It grows based on word of mouth via technology or in person. You can influence and contribute to it, but it can’t be programmed or planned from the top down. Word of mouth grows based on the decisions and interest of individuals and their willingness to recommend and engage…. Read More»

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