I Lost My Heart at Work

Somewhere in countless, windowless meeting rooms, we lost our hearts at work. Hearts have gone missing. Trampled upon mistaken for roaches. Many seen fleeing office buildings away from the abundant fluorescent lighting. Hearts have grown weak from a lack of use; told they aren’t needed and to make room for the brains, hands, and feet. […] Read moreRead More»

3 Beliefs Limiting Your Leadership

Command and control leadership will always be an option for managers. For as long as any one manager unquestionably believes his ideas and ways are better than another’s, then command and control will thrive. That’s hardly notable. What is worth examining is what impels a manager to choose command and control leadership. I believe the […] Read moreRead More»

3 Options to Unleash Employee Motivation

It seems incompetent leadership is worrying employees. Right Management surveyed employees to find out what they want to avoid in their next job. Apparently 51% want to avoid incompetent bosses. The results aren’t surprising given the typical management trajectory in this post-Great Recession era. By typical I’m referring to the hyper focus on tangible management […] Read moreRead More»

In what condition will you leave your team?

The era that placed managers as the paragons of leadership commandeering business to success is dead. This inflated sense of importance has led to rampant egotism felling once great companies to ruins. Think Enron. Think Lehman Brothers. Think Standard Chartered. Think Bernie Madoff’s company. Certainly it takes a strong personality to lead, no matter the […] Read moreRead More»

What Olympian Oscar Pistorius Teaches Us About 21st Century Leadership

With two blades that serve as the lower half of his legs, Olympian Oscar Pistorius defies categorization by his disability. I wonder if he even sees not having two full flesh legs as a disability? Oscar’s determination and fight to participate in this year’s Olympics is a story we all know. His compelling story holds […] Read moreRead More»

What’s your leadership cause

There are those managers who stand by watching to see what others will do before they act. Sure observing one’s environment is an important leadership skill. However, passivity leading to inaction is not leadership. Especially when action is necessary to improve, connect, move the ball down the field. In the hasty pace that is corporate culture […] Read more… Read More»

What will you make of your work

No matter the number of days or measure of hours, work is part of your life. Whether you volunteer your time, punch a clock, or earn a salary, you give away part of your time, your life, to someone else. For most of us the exchange is a third of our life marked by trading […] Read more… Read More»

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