A Glimmer of Hope: When Leaders Get It Right

I just arrived back from beautiful Fujairah—one of the northernmost emirates in the UAE—where we held the final module of six in a 15-month leadership development curriculum for a global technology company. The total program included modules around personality, values, organization vision and alignment, leadership style, high performing teams, change management, and motivation—the gamut. This…

Do you have a customer service mindset? 3 ways to find out

Here’s a little game for you. Finish the following phases: “Do unto others as you would have _____ ___ _____ ____.” (Yes, the Golden Rule) “Beauty is in the eyes of ____ _________.” “If it were me, this is what __ ______ ___.” I trust you were able to complete these very common sayings.  While…

Trust, Caring and Connectedness: Who Was Your Best Boss—a creative exercise and reminder

As you look back over your work career, who is the supervisor, manager, or leader that you would identify as your best boss?  And more importantly, what was it about them that made them great in your eyes?  Take a minute now to identify that person.  We’ll use your experience to identify something that will…

What can people expect from you as a leader?

Boss watching is a fact of life in many organizations. Frontline employees are more concerned with keeping the boss happy than they are with keeping the customer happy. Leaders can help employees focus in the right direction by taking the mystery out of what people can expect from them as a leader. Employees are always…

Unify Your Team through a Common Vision—3 steps for getting started

An effective team brings together people from different backgrounds and different experiences to work together toward a common goal. Yet most teams do not ever achieve their full potential because team members do not take the time to explore and agree on the team’s purpose, values, and destination. Jesse Lyn Stoner, a leading expert on…