Leadership Quote: One Sees Great Things From The Valley…

September 27, 2015

  This month’s leadership quote: “One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.” -Gilbert K. Chesterton Another way to say this, the higher we rise in an organization, the less we see. The challenge for leaders, therefore, is to spend time in the valley. Easy to say; harder to do. … Read More

Better, Better, Maybe Not?

September 20, 2015

  The notion that we can constantly make ourselves and our companies better, in theory, is a great idea. But when does it become too much? For me, the best way to answer this question is to notice our strengths and work to enhance them. In my Vistage work and as a leadership coach, I … Read More

How Does Your Company Handle Conflict?

September 13, 2015

  Which of these describes your culture: Conflict is out in the open; we respectfully disagree in meetings and discuss the issue until we reach resolution or acceptance Conflict is handled by the boss; we all agree in the meeting and then lobby our position to the boss afterwards and he or she resolves the conflict Conflict … Read More

The Meaning Of Labor Day

September 6, 2015

  When the first nationally recognized Labor Day was celebrated in 1894, the day consisted of a street parade sending up a message of “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” (in the words of the AFL). We have come a long way since then. Today most employers focus on … Read More