BIG IDEA: We’re midway through the year. Time to pause and reflect. A bit over two years ago, we all had to pivot to working remotely, which was an enormous challenge for leaders in particular. Robbed of the ability to walk around the office and drop in on their direct reports, they had to find […]
BIG IDEA: No one wins when leaders act as bottlenecks. Not too long ago, I worked with a supplier that my team has used for years. Dave runs the company and it’s a successful business. I had a job for Dave and his team. Nothing too complex, but it had a tight timeline so that I could meet a client expectation. Unfortunately, Dave was away on vacation.
BIG IDEA: Whether you like it or not, it’s no longer possible to let departments function as islands within the larger organization. As a leader, it’s never been easier to convince yourself — and those around you — that you can do your job perfectly well while existing in your own comfortable silo. In many
Note from Vince: As we recognize International Women’s Day, it’s critical that, as leaders, we look around and notice all the leadership happening on our teams and throughout our organizations. By paying attention, we can facilitate better opportunities, enable growth, and break down barriers. As I did so, I saw incredible leadership being brought forth
BIG IDEA: Leaders seeking the benefits of a community of peers should be focused on creating an ecosystem, not an empire. “How do I find my people?” This is one of the questions that award-winning business coach Pam Slim hears most from entrepreneurs and leaders alike, as she recently recounted on our Lead the Future
BIG IDEA: Even more important than the personal accountability of your team members is the team’s collective accountability. Tom Brady and I are both doing some reflecting on our careers this month. In February of 2012, I began writing blogs about leadership accountability. At the time, I never would’ve thought I’d be at it
BIG IDEA: Accountability is the fastest way to unlock the leadership potential in an organization. I have always been a big fan of the rock group The Police. I have all their albums, and back in 1993, I purchased their box set, which was a compilation of their songs and greatest hits. Little did I realize
BIG IDEA: Periods of prolonged uncertainty create confusion, ambiguity, and stress among employees. As the pandemic begins a third year, one thing is certain – we will all continue to experience a prolonged period of uncertainty. When will all of this really be over? How long will employees bear the additional work burdens caused by
BIG IDEA It’s time to evaluate your leadership routines for the year ahead. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? The statistics on the success of most resolutions are pretty discouraging: most people quit on their resolutions by January 19, according to one survey. Why do so many people fail to follow through? Do they choose the wrong goals? I don’t
Take a look at this list of the characteristics that define strong leadership cultures, and the aligned behaviors, and see how your organization stacks up.