Is Time Your Friend or Foe?

Posted on 19. Apr, 2017 by in Strategic Planning

“There’s never enough time!”  Ever found yourself saying that or at least thinking it? I have…many times. But each time I have gone there, I eventually recognize it’s just an excuse for not doing a better job of managing the time I have. We all get the same amount of time – every day. Twenty-four hours […]

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The Magic and Curse of the Autopilot

Posted on 29. Mar, 2017 by in Leadership

Lesson #19: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit The autopilot can be an aviator’s BEST friend. It’s precise, alleviates workload, and provides good piece of mind. All positive factors, but if the pilot isn’t careful, it could lead to big trouble! Take the case of Eastern Airline Flight 401 where the crew was preoccupied diagnosing a […]

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Org Chart

Posted on 15. Mar, 2017 by in Leadership

Most of my clients no longer use the Org Chart, replacing it with the Accountability Chart – a more powerful tool that clearly depicts the structural needs of the organization. At first glance, the Accountability Chart (AC) may look like an Org Chart with a similar hierarchical feel, but that’s where the similarities end. Organization […]

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Visionary or Integrator in the Cockpit? Think “Sully!”

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by in Leadership

Lesson #18: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit There are two primary roles in the cockpit: Captain and First Officer.  The Captain is accountable for the overall safety and success of the flight. The First Officer shares the workload, serves as a trusted advisor and is back up for the Captain.  All great flights begin and […]

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The Art and Science of Resolving Company Issues

Posted on 15. Feb, 2017 by in Strategic Planning

I spend significant time helping clients become proficient at identifying and solving key “issues.” The trick is to identify them early and tackle them before they grow out of control! Sounds basic, but often there’s confusion around what really constitutes an issue in pure business context. Anatomy of an “Issue?” You know them as the […]

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2016 is Gone…Ready to “Reset?”

Posted on 11. Jan, 2017 by in Leadership

It’s only mid-January and yet your New Year’s Resolutions may have already begun to fade. It’s time to get back on track. Don’t get caught up reflecting on 2016 as either a good or bad year because either way, it doesn’t matter! Learn from the past to shape the future What matters is what you […]

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Choose your Business Partners Wisely!

Posted on 21. Dec, 2016 by in Entrepreneurship

Business partnerships are real relationships and just as volatile. Over years of consulting and coaching I have witnessed firsthand how partnerships can end badly. Maybe you started the business as best friends from college and the business took off – you’re 50/50 partners and experiencing the American dream. Then one day, you begin to drift.  […]

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Is Your Vision Shared by All?

Posted on 07. Dec, 2016 by in Leadership

You may have heard the expression: “Vision without execution is hallucination!” Great execution requires everyone to be aligned on where your organization is going and how to get there. The significance of a unified vision is often forgotten or neglected which leads to frustration and misalignment. It starts at the top. What is “vision?” Using […]

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Want More Accountability? Let Go of the Vine!

Posted on 02. Nov, 2016 by in Leadership

Does your organization reek of accountability?  If not, it may be time to look in the mirror.  Absence of accountability begins and ends with you and your leadership team. Is delegation one of your top priorities? There’s a direct correlation between delegating and accountability. If you don’t delegate, you don’t trust and if you don’t […]

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Know When to Take Action and Pull the Chute

Posted on 05. Oct, 2016 by in Leadership

Lesson #17: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit The Cirrus SR22 is a unique airplane.  It was the first general aviation aircraft to include a parachute…for the plane.  This ingenious technology has saved lives. Regardless of this advanced technology, many pilots have not used it when they could have.  It’s estimated that 125 lives could have […]

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