Leading Your Leader: 5 Steps to Manage Up and Move Up

You dreaded this moment, and yet it has arrived. The leader to whom you report has launched another initiative to pursue a new client that has everyone charging down the wrong road. How do you know? You have been down that road before and what you found at the end of it was not pretty. Your manager appears bent on his objective. … Continued

Versatility: Without it, We Won’t Present Our Ideas Successfully

The fear of presenting is universally recognized as one of the greatest fears people have. The fear of presenting to senior leadership can inspire sleepless nights and much anxiety with perfectionistic doing and re-doing of the slides to prepare.  An interesting fact though is most presenters don’t spend the critical time learning about and preparing for the interests and styles of those … Continued

Leaders who hold steady when others are losing their heads: Staying true to yourself during times of change

One of the most difficult challenges to deal with is ambiguity; the unknown of what might happen next. I see it constantly in the organizations and individuals that I support every day. Leaders can get thrown off relatively easily when the potential for significant change is introduced. Typical examples include: an intention to reorganize is announced a new leader will head up … Continued

Birthing a Book to Bring New Life to Leadership

Dear Friends, After two years in the making (not counting four years of thinking), I can answer the question, “WHERE is the book?” with, “The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble & eBooks everywhere.” I now understand what authors mean when they describe writing … Continued