During our Zoom meeting last week, a client was worrying about how little attention he’s given to the formal development of his team members in the last year. He wants them to progress, and he has some ideas about the ways they need to grow, but he feels so...
This post originally appeared on Forbes. From time to time, clients ask me to help them benchmark their culture and business processes against other companies. Sometimes it’s possible to compare processes, particularly if the activities are reasonably well-matched. But cultures are extraordinarily difficult to compare on an apples-to-apples basis: “Corporate culture...
This article originally appeared on Forbes. At this time of year, many organizations are focusing on their annual goals and plans. Beyond quantifying targets and establishing commitments, though, there’s another approach that can help you create a trajectory for success, particularly in a year like this one, when many companies are...
We all deal differently with setbacks and disappointments. But it’s a lot easier to work with people who face the reality of the experience and figure out straightforward, practical ways to bring their teams and organizations forward.  In contrast, leaders and colleagues who are perceived as living in a fantasy...
This article originally appeared on Forbes. Many organizations see diversity and inclusion (D&I) as a complex, challenging subject or a burdensome task without an assured payoff. Leaders often don’t know where to start their D&I efforts, and they may turn away from initiatives when they’re not sure how to get traction. But that...
This article originally appeared on hbr.org. Almost every leader has been in the uncomfortable position of managing someone who thinks their performance is terrific when it’s actually just adequate, or worse. In fact, in my 30 years of consulting, it’s been one of the more frequent — and draining —...
I’m sure you’ve heard about this quote – “ Nice guys finish last”I think people try to justify being a douche at work is the best way to get the job done so this quote is the most appropriate justification for aggressive and confrontational behavior.In my years of experience...