Being too close to your employees can backfire

Over the years, leadership books, blogs and podcasts have encouraged leaders to form close relationships with their teams as another linchpin in organizational efficiency. But what if being too close to your employees can backfire? A recently published research article in the Journal of Applied Psychology, suggests that it could. The research is based on … Continue reading Being too close to your employees can backfire

The One Question to help Leaders Focus on Strategy-Lesson from Intel

When you think of Intel, you most likely think of the its dominance in the microprocessor industry. Most of us have forgotten how Intel broke into the market depending primarily on the production of its memory chips. This shift in product strategy altered the brand, making Intel a household name. What was the one question that helps leaders focus on strategy?

Monday Motivation: Think like an Owner, not a Victim

Every day, you have a decision to make: will I be a victim of what happens to me or will I be an owner. A victim mindset sees everything that happens to them as a out of their control. The owner mindset realizes they are in control of everything:how they feel, how they react and … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Think like an Owner, not a Victim

“To Do” or Not “To Do”- That is the Question

So, if you're like any other regular, task-focused professional, you live and die by the great, all powerful "To Do" list.  Every morning or every night before you leave, you work feverishly to get your list going so that you can relax.  Unfortunately, it is also how you determine success on any given day.  How … Continue reading “To Do” or Not “To Do”- That is the Question

Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake- Creating a Recruiting Strategy

In the previous draft Top Talent Acquisition: Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake, we spoke about the importance of broadening your recruiting strategy.  Today, we are going to talk about developing a recruiting strategy, or as I would prefer to title it, "How Not to Kill Your Recruiter and the Recruiting Strategy".  (Decided that one wouldn't … Continue reading Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake- Creating a Recruiting Strategy

Being a “Ghost Hunter” Leader

There are tons of shows out there around the whole idea of hunting for ghosts. Some are incredibly ridiculous and could be a better fit on the Comedy Channel rather than the channels they are on. My favorite is Ghost Adventures with the muscular frat guy and his two pals who like to make themselves … Continue reading Being a “Ghost Hunter” Leader

$28,000 Worth of Education only Taught Me the P-Factor

A couple of weeks ago we moved and as always with the process, I found items I had forgotten about. One of these was a stack of notebooks from some of my college courses. Of course, this began a trip down memory lane of my college years. I had a number of extraordinary professors throughout … Continue reading $28,000 Worth of Education only Taught Me the P-Factor