Some Coaching Advice — Gratis

I coach several individuals; most at a fairly senior level, some in mid-management. Some are remedial efforts; in other words, we're trying to get an otherwise-valuable employee to step it up a bit in performance. These are challenging, but it's … [Read more...]

Performance Management Simplified

It's not about the paper... Someone recently asked me why the Performance Management process seems so painful in many organizations. They further questioned how lower-level managers could possibly implement effective performance management if the … [Read more...]

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Does Leadership Development

Leadership development that works This is always an interesting and pertinent topic to me, as the beginning stages - creation, if you will - of leadership development efforts are where success/failure is determined. Implementation is simple, as is … [Read more...]

Decision-Making, Mistakes and Leadership

— If you ain’t failin’, you ain’t tryin’ Oops! Mistakes. Nobody likes ‘em, everybody makes ‘em. Yet it still sends a quiver up the spines of leaders everywhere, hearing “you made a mistake.” Our minds start racing, searching for pieces of … [Read more...]

3 Key Strategies for Effective Training (of any kind)

Training is essential for success—always has been, always will be. But like everything else, not all training is created equally. Nor is there a one-size fits all when it comes to teaching employees. And that’s true for leadership – technical, … [Read more...]