How to Develop Leaders That Boost Results

Welcome to our car wash, otherwise known as leadership development training. We’re going to hose you down and dry you off over the course of the day. Topics we’re covering during this training include critical thinking, achieving success through people, coaching from a distance, collaboration skills, team creativity, coaching as a virtual team, non-verbal communication,… Read more

Activities Aren’t Results

Some business people do stuff. Others fix stuff. Case in point. The head of HR at a mid-sized Midwestern company called me a few weeks ago and said she needed to act on the company’s recent employee survey results.  She and her survey team had concluded that the organization needed to address four weak areas… Read more

An Over-Achieving Leader’s Plan

One of my clients, “Mary” (not her real name), recently challenged me to recommend a plan of five actions she can take to elevate her newly adopted business to a higher level. I had previously advised her through a relatively significant process in another company. She’s now taking on another big challenge and wants to… Read more

Three Simple Secrets Successful Trusted Advisors Know

I spoke to a conference in Baltimore a few weeks ago about the role of a trusted advisor. I was asked to share what I’ve learned over 30-plus years working with a governor, a couple of congressional candidates, a ton of CEOs, including former GE chairman Jack Welch, and a myriad of operations leaders in… Read more

A Story about Leaders, People and a Huge Win!

Regular Leadership Report readers know I’m more than a little obsessed with improving the numbers. I’m inherently an operations guy who likes to help people improve what they do–and make the improvements stick. That said, I just got some of the best news I’ve received in more than 30 years of consulting. A senior leader… Read more

Come the Revolution! From Ideas to Outcomes…That Stick

Accenture’s CEO, Pierre Nanterme, recently told the Washington Post that consulting and professional services firms are undergoing a massive revolution. They’re moving from ideas to outcomes. “When you think about consulting you think about advisor services,” Nanterme told the newspaper. You think about delivering papers, PowerPoints, ideas,” he said. “I think the revolution is that… Read more

Two Things Leader Coaches Do That Get Results

Like great athletes, entertainers and musicians, many leaders I’ve worked with are in constant pursuit of perfection. They often look to outside sources for perspective and advice. That’s what leadership coaches do. Two of the most important aspects of coaching leaders involves technique and self-awareness. Technique Technique is about the best ways to approach various… Read more