Bridges Of Trust: Making Accountability Authentic

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Everyone’s saying it: organizations needs to be accountable. Leaders need to be accountable. Employees need to be accountable. So why do most accountability programs fail? The concept and experience of accountability needs rejuvenation. You have to get to the deep meaning of accountability. You have to be clear about who you are accountable to, “for … Read moreBridges Of Trust: Making Accountability Authentic

The Secrets To Performance Management: Lessons From A Swan

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Why is it that so many bosses dread performance management discussions with their employees? Why are performance conversations often so tough? Why doesn’t everybody get inspired about performance? The secret to turning those tough performance conversations into inspired action, into discussions that you genuinely look forward to, is one word: passion. If people aren’t passionate … Read moreThe Secrets To Performance Management: Lessons From A Swan

12 Keys To Authentic Leadership: You Do Know When It’s Real

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Below are 12 key messages that underlie my fundamental philosophy of leadership. Most of these messages aren’t mine. I’ve borrowed them from many of the great leaders I’ve had the privilege of working with over the years: Leadership is about inspiring and engaging people to work toward a compelling vision – by seeing the gifts … Read more12 Keys To Authentic Leadership: You Do Know When It’s Real

The Truth About Employee Accountability

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Everyone’s saying it: organizations need to be accountable. Leaders need to be accountable. Employees need to be accountable. So why do most accountability programs fail? The concept and experience of employee accountability needs rejuvenation. You have to get to the deep meaning of accountability. You have to be clear about who you are accountable to, … Read moreThe Truth About Employee Accountability

How To Make Sense of Organizational Leadership

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We’ve all seen cases of sending employees to a leadership training program with no understanding of what skills or attitudes they are accountable to come out with. There is no measurement for whether or not the program makes any difference. Indiscriminately bringing in leadership “trainers” or aimlessly sending your leaders to a course because it … Read moreHow To Make Sense of Organizational Leadership

Security, Identity, and Your Leadership Impact

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Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”- Helen Keller. The Calgary Stampeders lost the Grey Cup recently, and I woke … Read moreSecurity, Identity, and Your Leadership Impact