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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Good Problem Solving Is Like Flying Through the Eye of a Hurricane

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by in Leadership

Lesson #16: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit I often remind my clients that an issue is just that… an issue. In other words, there is nothing they can’t solve. It’s simply that some issues are bigger and more emotionally charged than others. People issues usually top the list of the toughest to take on. Many […]

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Speak One Unified Language

Posted on 07. Sep, 2016 by in Leadership

Lesson #15: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit I love flying on United Airlines because they often pipe in Air Traffic Control via the channel 9 audio option. I’ll even go so far to say that the quick/rhythmic exchange between controllers and pilots is soothing to me.  I can actually fall into a deep state of […]

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