Lessons in leadership

Lessons in leadership

A Look At The Fine Art Of Leadership Through The Eyes Of A Softball Coach Forward I once remember my dad saying to me that, the most important things you learn in life are those things you learn once you thought you knew it all. I never really acknowledged the...
The best laid strategic plans

The best laid strategic plans

Most companies invest a significant amount of time and effort in a formal annual strategic planning process but, many executives see little benefit from the investment.  One manager told us, “our planning process is like a primitive tribal ritual; there is a lot...
Change

Change

Lets talk change. A long time ago when I was in the process of obtaining my Technology Diploma and Engineering Degree, I was required to study Physics. It wasn’t the most glamorous course and it certainly was the most difficult. I managed to pass Physics with a...
Are leaders really psychopathic?

Are leaders really psychopathic?

So are business leaders really cut from the same psychopathic cloth as psychopaths? Dr. Linda Ferguson, Chair of NLP Canada says; there are an inordinate number of leaders that demonstrate psychopathic tendencies and Dr. Kevin Dutton, (author of The Wisdom of...
Understanding and coping with difficult managers

Understanding and coping with difficult managers

I have conducted countless management workshops in my professional life for various clients and the question that continuously is asked during the workshop is, “how do I manage my manager”?  I hear such comments as, “my manager should attend this workshop” or,...