Blog: Leading & Living Courageously

The more you try to control the less control you have

Most managers who micromanage their employees suppress their spirit and performance. Employee’s performance is directly tied to their sense of ownership, commitment, and accountability for the success of their organization. Their passion, ownership, commitment and accountability are reduced when they feel distrusted, disrespected and under-valued from a leadership and/or professional standpoint by their manager. By […]

Taking responsibility makes the difference

I was working with a large technology company on transforming their organizational culture and elevating their business results to a new level. We started the change initiative with the senior leadership team, getting each of the leaders to whole heartedly believe in, and own the process and its objectives. We then extended the process to […]

Stop stating the obvious and start taking a stand!

I was attending a leadership team meeting where the topic of the discussion was bringing clarity to the roles and responsibilities of three of the key functions in the company who work closely together. The lack of clarity in these roles and responsibilities was causing internal and external angst; team members were competing for deals, […]

Slogans or Reality?

I was speaking at the annual sales kick-off meeting of a growing successful global telecommunication company. This event was impressively managed with main stage events, breakout sessions and a barrage of high-end social activities. Like similar events, the themes were catchy, motivational and relevant. The messages were powerful and well presented by the senior executives, […]