Leadership Quote: Whatever Anybody Says Or Does…

March 27, 2016

This month’s leadership quote: “Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed.” -Indra Nooyi, Chairman/CEO Pepsi   … Read More

Let It Rest

March 20, 2016

As leaders, most of us are action oriented. Something crosses our desk, we deal with it. An issue comes up with a customer, a vendor, an employee, we take action. And, sometimes it’s best to simply let it rest. What?? Isn’t that avoidance or procrastination or fear of confrontation or, or, or? Sometimes action is needed, … Read More

When Giving Feedback, Be Aware Of Your Executive Presence

March 13, 2016

Vistage speaker, Michael Allosso, visited both of my groups this week. His workshop, “You On Your Best Day“, is a wonderful experiential reminder of both what it means to have executive presence and when we have it, what it takes to use this presence effectively. Executive presence, as defined by the Center for Talent Innovation, is a combination … Read More

Socrates Was So Wise

March 6, 2016

I have become convinced the Socratic Method is the secret to business success. In short, the answer is in the question. By asking better questions, we enable others to come to their own resolutions. Most of us in business are problem solvers, and often the answer to someone else’s problem or challenge seems obvious to us. … Read More