Did Someone Say Strategic Planning?

I agree with this description of strategic planning by cartoonist Tom Fishburne. “Traditional strategic planning is often neither “strategic” nor much of a “plan”. It usually resembles a peace treaty more than clear marching orders for an organization.”

Do You Know What Your Employees Are Going Through?

When will we finally be able to stop worrying about this #!!#%$ pandemic!? Unfortunately, that’s a question no one has a definite answer for. The result is fear, anxiety, and stress that according to the CDC, can be so overwhelming, it can lead to burnout. Knowing what to look for help. Stress can make people feel irritated, angry, and uncertain. Some

I’ll get to that tomorrow… maybe

Procrastination. The single biggest killer of a working day. Procrastination is the art of delaying action on something that needs our immediate attention: 88% of the workforce admit to procrastinating at least one hour a day. Some college students procrastinate for weeks. The result is people don’t reach their full potential. 

Did You Hear What I Just Said?

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~George Bernard Shaw  When it comes to communication, most of us think we’re pretty good at it. But how often have you told your spouse, child, teammate, or subordinate how to perform a task, only to discover the results are not what you expected?

What’s Your Silver Bullet?

It’s said a silver bullet can kill a werewolf. A silver bullet can also be a direct and supposedly effortless solution to a problem; a remedy that cuts through complexity and provides an immediate (almost magical) fix.

White You’re Alright – Red You’re Dead

Not many people dive out of airplanes without a parachute, but Luke Aikins does.  He jumped out of an airplane at 25,000 feet and successfully landed on a net on a runway. 

“The Talk” – We Can Be Better Than This

When I was growing up getting “the talk” meant having a somewhat awkward conversation with your parent about the birds & the bees.  Today having “the talk” means something entirely different and more ominous especially if you are a person of color.

Be the Leader People Deserve

The last eight weeks have been like no other. We are in the midst of a disaster. Some of us are more involved than others and some are being hit harder than others: economically, emotionally, and physically.

There’s Genius Out There

When this pandemic is over, what then? The world is changing.  Your organization is changing.  Your people are changing.  You as the leader need to capture the positive aspects of what we are learning from this experience.