Leadership Quote: We Are What We Think…

April 29, 2012 at 5:00 am

This month’s leadership quote: We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.  – Dhammapada We hear quotes like this  from Vistage speakers, about the power of positivity, about trusting the universe and focusing on what we want to […]

Diverse Leadership Teams – Why Bother?

April 22, 2012 at 5:00 am

Diverse leadership teams are hard…they are harder to build, are unlikely to come to consensus and are more likely to have conflict. So, why bother?  Because… they are harder to build, are unlikely to come to consensus and are more likely to have conflict, they make better decisions. Research studies […]

Laws Of Success: Discipline Is The Bridge… What If We Could Put It On Autopilot?

April 15, 2012 at 5:00 am

How many times during the day do we pause and remind ourselves of what the intention of the day was? What if instead, discipline became a habit? What would the impact be? When I read a recent post by Tony Schwartz, author of Be Excellent at Anything, I was reminded […]

What Makes For A "Best Place To Work"?

April 8, 2012 at 5:00 am

Last week,  Crain’s Chicago Business published their annual list of “Chicago’s Best Places To Work”. As I read through the  list, I was struck by the differences in the companies that made it to the top ten. The list included Fortune 500 companies, companies with less than 100 employees, technology […]

What Leadership Lessons Can We Learn As Undercover Bosses?

April 1, 2012 at 5:00 am

The popular TV series “Undercover Boss” has ignited conversation about the value of walking in our employees’ shoes – or perhaps they in ours.  It’s a rare company where you can accomplish this “undercover” and yet the opportunity is still there to learn from our employees who are on the line. […]