The Peter Principle – Past Its Prime

The Peter Principle – Past Its Prime

Are you relying on outdated approaches to developing your leaders? As you invest to develop yourself or other employees in your organization as leaders, recognize that there is no one right way. It is important to consider type, preferences, experiences and competencies, stage at which one makes meaning, and many other factors when determining when and how a leader can best be developed to their fullest potential.

What is Your Motivation to Lead?

What is Your Motivation to Lead?

Leadership takes courage. Whether leading a company, a division, a team or just yourself, it requires courage to continually “put yourself out there” and take the lead. So what is your motivation to lead?

Decision Making – A Lesson From Netflix

Decision Making – A Lesson From Netflix

I think I love Netflix for their lessons in management. Their recent actions can be examined through a number of lenses, including decision making, knowing your customers, or communications (as well as a few others, I’m sure).

Are You Good Enough? Compared to Whom?

Are You Good Enough? Compared to Whom?

I had a moment of questioning myself, “Should I have been more of what they were expecting?”
Silently, I laughed to myself as I realized that after all this time, there was still a bit of me that questioned if I was doing what they wanted – did I live up (or down) to their standards?

Of Course Leadership Development is Important!

Of Course Leadership Development is Important!

We recently conducted a survey among leaders from Arizona technology related companies asking for their opinions as we craft a leadership development program. Response to the question: “Leadership development is important to me and my organization in 2015” confirmed research across the world with 100% of respondents stating they strongly agree (76%) or agree (24%). Unfortunately, the remaining survey results did not support the statement of leadership development being important to organizations.

Don’t Give Bad News Badly

Don’t Give Bad News Badly

Because we don’t like to give news that may be considered “bad” we often try to avoid it – which results in doing it badly. Don’t give bad news badly.

Assessments – Which, When, Why and by Whom

Assessments – Which, When, Why and by Whom

When used appropriately, assessments are great tools and can provide enlightening answers to help determine which career to pursue, who to hire, and how to be a better leader.