Businesswoman Meeting with ColleaguesStudies by the Hay Group, Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson, Gallup, and other consulting firms have clearly established the important role leaders play in an employee’s well-being, engagement, and performance.

In its own research into employee work passion, The Ken Blanchard Companies has found significant correlations between perceptions of leader...

Group Of People At The MeetingHave you ever had to choose between performing a task alone or with others? If you have, you’ve probably been torn thinking:

–If I do it alone, I can make decisions quicker. I don’t have to sort through alternative ideas. I don’t have to persuade people to change their opinions. I don’t have to wait for others to do their part before I can do ...

Conference Room“Since you are interested in virtual work, let me show you our video conferencing capability.”

The room was impressive. The huge wall screens provided a full view of participants at tables in other locations. The ceiling-mounted microphones and speakers and the large, locked cabinet of sophisticated controls showed the effort and expense invested...

Complicated DrawingWe tend to over-complicate things in life, and when it comes to defining what successful leadership looks like, we reallyreally, over-complicate it. Much of what constitutes leadership success comes down to common sense, but unfortunately it’s not always common practice.

Searching the shelves of your local bookstore (do those still exist?)...

Metal SpringsI just got back from teaching a class on our Situational Team Leadership content. Before class started, people were very quiet, even wary, about talking with one another.  Some even passed the time by doing individual work at their computer.

To start the class I shared that since this was a course on teams, I’d like them to introduce themselves and ...