Monthly Archives: July 2017


“It’s About The People, Stupid!” (Develops Others)

Leadership has been overcomplicated over the years. I’m not going to say leadership is easy – but one thing I do know – leadership is simple,...

PODCAST #089: Avoid Under-Managing By Asking The Right Questions | Bruce Tulgan

In this episode, we're going to talk about management fundamentals that make all the difference with our guest, Bruce Tulgan. He is an adviser to business leaders and a sought-after keynote speaker. He is the best-selling author of many books, including 'Not Everyone Gets A Trophy,' 'It’s Okay To Be The Boss,' and 'The 27 Challenges Managers Face.' He is the founder and CEO of 'Rainmaker Thinking.'

Organizational Constitutions, And Why You Need One

The reality is that once you get these rules truly well understood and people actually sign up to demonstrate them, they actually start to hold each other more accountable than some of us as bosses would have done anyway.

PODCAST #088: Erase Your Mental Blind Spots | Bryce Hoffman

In this episode, we're going to talk about how you can use red teaming to overcome your mental blind spots with our guest, Bryce Hoffman. He was an award-winning financial journalist who spent 22 years covering the global automotive, high-tech and biotech industries. He is the author of the 2012 bestseller, 'American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company.' He is the first civilian to have ever graduated from the US Army’s Red Team Leader Program at Fort Leavenworth and his new book is 'Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer The Competition by Challenging Everything.'

How Simple Games Can Strengthen Your Team

If you want people to have fun, give them the day off. If you want them to learn, let's play learning games, right?

PODCAST #087: End Your Meetings With These 3 Questions | Dick Axelrod

In this episode, we're going to talk about practical ways to make your meetings more effective with our guest, Dick Axelrod. He founded 'The Axelrod Group,' a consulting firm that pioneered the use of employee involvement to effect large scale organizational change. His clients include Boeing, Harley-Davidson, Novartis and Coca-Cola. His book is 'Let’s Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done.'

Boost Your Workforce In Only Nine Minutes

At the end of the day, great leadership is the little things done consistently. That's what it comes down to.
customer care

How to Build a More Customer-Centered, Empathetic Workforce

When you call customer service you want to know 2 things:  (1) Does the person who picked up your call care about you and...
Most important thing

Four Questions to Ask Yourself and Your Team to Stay Focused on the Most...

THE OVERWHELM IS REAL I hear it all the time: “I’m overwhelmed. I can’t possibly do everything on my plate. What should I do?” I’ve never met...
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