Archive for August, 2009

better leaders do produce better results

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Inspiring group As a leadership consultant, I speak to companies every day about the impact strong leadership has on the bottom-line of the organization.  We sort of know that great leaders produce great results, but why? 

To answer this, I want to share some research conducted by ZengerFolkman which demonstrated that:

Good leaders create more economic value than poor leaders and extraordinary leaders create significantly more economic value than the rest.

While we intuitively know that    Read More

the integrity test

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

1.  How often do you keep your word to others in business? Integrity

2.  How often do you keep your word to friends and family?

3.  How often do you show up on time for meetings or get-togethers?

4.  Now, how often do you keep your word to yourself?

When I ask leaders these four questions, invariably I get a response to questions one, two and three.  To question #4, 95% of the time I get a chuckle. 

Why?  Because when it comes    Read More

the procrastinating perfectionist

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Perfect I'm currently in the question about pursuing my PhD and to that end, I was on an informational call with one of the universities I am considering.  At some point, the question was asked about how long it takes to complete the program.  The response was that the average student completed the program in four years, but some students went as long as six.

SIX years?  Wow.  Can you tell us why that would be?

The school representatively graciously explained to us that there    Read More