strategic leadership

Are Leaders Getting the Short End of the Stick?

I am humbled by the leaders who have continued to produce at high levels during the past two years. Think about the intense layer of challenges they have been facing during these unprecedented times: A global pandemic that forced an instant disconnect with remote teams The need to support employees struggling with the uncertainties about [...]

2022-03-21T12:33:35-05:00By |Leadership|

Leadership Expectations: How to Juggle the Demands of Execution, Empathy and Inclusion

Prickly discussion topics have been rippling through workplaces since 2020, and today’s leaders are getting plenty of industry advice about how to handle them. Just check out these business journal headlines: “How to moderate the work-from-home debates that are dividing companies nationwide.” “How to facilitate conversations with your team about social unrest and lapses in [...]

2021-09-08T14:28:06-05:00By |Leadership|

How Leaders Can Influence Team Creativity

While speed and efficiency are necessary leadership traits in our always-on, do-more world, there’s also a point of diminishing returns. If we let agendas and clocks dictate all of our meetings, we could be undermining our own efforts to encourage meaningful collaboration and innovative thinking. Consider the unfortunate impact. Many people are reluctant to speak [...]

2019-10-28T22:36:35-05:00By |Leadership|

Modern Leaders Balance Hard Data with Soft Intelligence

Every day we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. This information has led to some tremendous breakthroughs with the potential to improve thousands of lives. As leaders, we also have mountains of data available to us—honestly, more than we can assimilate or make sense of. Yet huge decisions are made every day based solely on [...]

2019-07-23T11:39:23-05:00By |Leadership|

Why Leaders Need to “KonMari” their To-Do Lists

This year, Netflix released a wildly popular new program called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. In the series, Japanese organization expert Marie Kondo visits the clutter-heavy homes of selected American families and helps them tidy up using her now-famous KonMari method. The springboard for this media sensation was Kondo’s worldwide best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic [...]