3 Ways to Build Strong Accountability within Your Organization

Posted on 19. Jul, 2017 by in Leadership

Often I hear clients express frustration about lack of accountability within their organizations. Their expectations are usually much higher than what they actually experience. They feel let down by their employees and sometimes even resent them. Lack of Accountability is a direct result of lack of leadership Make no mistake; the absence of accountability is […]

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Entrepreneurship – It’s in Your Blood

Posted on 05. Jul, 2017 by in Entrepreneurship

Are you an entrepreneur? It’s surprising that many business executives who fit the entrepreneurial profile don’t categorize themselves as such. Maybe it’s because the common perception of an entrepreneur is one who initiates a great idea that becomes a passion or cause and then manifests into a great organization or business. But what if you […]

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Clarity First – Commitment Second

Posted on 21. Jun, 2017 by in Leadership

Fostering commitment within an organization is a major responsibility for all leaders. Without commitment towards a clear vision, there’s simply not enough determination to achieve great things. One subtle “gotcha” is when you think it’s clear what your people should commit to, but it isn’t to them! Commitment builds enthusiasm, but what good is it, […]

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Is Your Organization Underpowered?

Posted on 01. Jun, 2017 by in Leadership

Lesson #20: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit It was spring break, 1980, one year after I earned my private pilots license. I drove to Ft Lauderdale with three friends from college to have some fun! Shortly after arriving, one friend came up with a great idea: Since I was now officially a private pilot, how […]

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Peel the Onion to Solve Your Issues: 5 Disciplines to Work Through the Biggest Obstacles of Your Business

Posted on 17. May, 2017 by in Leadership

The ability to solve substantive business challenges could be the most important skill your leadership team must master. It can either propel your business forward at light speed or if done poorly, keep you orbiting through chaos and frustration. It’s one of the most difficult skills to master, but when you do, magic happens! I […]

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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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