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Four Reasons to be Thankful You Are the Leader

Think back to last week… did anyone at your Thanksgiving table ask, “What are you thankful for this year?”  I’m guessing many of you heard this question, as it is a popular custom. Did any of you answer, “Being the leader at my organization”?  I’m guessing maybe not....

3 Quick Ways To Ignite Your Executive Team

You and your executive team have been working hard—too hard—the last several months and you’ve been together a while. There’s no drama, internal or external, and performance metrics are on track. You’re beginning to wonder whether this is a good thing or will...

Four Ways CEOs Can Become the Alignment They Seek

Ensuring teams are aligned within an organization is a lot like laying tile—little inconsistencies in spacing in the first row turn into bigger and bigger gaps as you go. CEOs and Executive Leadership Teams (ELTs) must truly be aligned in their understanding and...

Decisions, Decisions!

Decisions….Decisions…. I have been talking with many of my clients about decisions lately. Big, complex, uncertain, no-easy-answers decisions. The ones executives get to make about strategy, implementation, talent, and risk. Such decisions may be about changing the...

4 Winning Conditions to Realize Potential-Saved

I was recently invited to speak to a graduate class in the Organizational Development program at The University of St. Thomas. There were about 15 students who were either working in the Human Resources field or aspiring to. And not just anywhere in HR, but particularly in the areas…