Leadership Quips

Honest leaders are relaxed, confident, and bold. The dishonest are irritable, ready to run from guilt. A good leader seeks out real understanding to straighten things out. Leaders who lack wisdom abuse those they lead. But those who learn from others will flourish. Leaders who sow commitment, consistency, and are persistent, will achieve their goals….

Perennial Questions Leaders Need to Answer

I’m a huge fan of Patrick Lencioni.  When I grow up, I wanna be like him. In this short video, he offers some advice on the questions that need constant clarity within the corporation and departments.  These questions are for every manager to ask and answer for their teams.  They offer clarity…and motivation with purpose….

Successful Teams Share These 5 Traits

Source:  goo.gl/Hh4ZPD 1. Dependability. Team members get things done on time and meet expectations. 2. Structure and clarity. High-performing teams have clear goals, and have well-defined roles within the group. 3. Meaning. The work has personal significance to each member. 4. Impact. The group believes their work is purposeful and positively impacts the greater good….

Leading Up in the Workplace

Not the Owner or the CEO?  That’s okay.  You still have influence.  Here’s a way to “lead up”.  I hear a lot of employees saying they wish things were “done different”.  Here’s a way to influence that difference.  It’s not a quick and easy answer but there are some practical ways to influence. Source:  http://www.cnn.com/2009/BUSINESS/11/10/manage.your.boss/…

Peter Drucker: Ask Questions

Drucker’s work at GE is instructive. It was never his style to bring CEOs clear, concise answers to their problems but rather to frame the questions that could uncover the larger issues standing in the way of performance. “My job,” he once lectured a consulting client, “is to ask questions. It’s your job to provide…

Peter Drucker on CEO Wage

Although he [Peter Drucker] helped many corporate executives succeed, he was appalled when the level of Fortune 500 CEO pay in America ballooned to hundreds of times that of the average worker. He argued in a 1984 essay that CEO compensation should be no more than 20 times what the rank and file make —…

Peter Drucker Bio

[Peter] Drucker taught that management is “a liberal art,” and he infused his management advice with interdisciplinary lessons from history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, culture and religion.[12] He also believed strongly that all institutions, including those in the private sector, have a responsibility to the whole of society. “The fact is,” Drucker wrote in his 1973…