Successful Individuals Drive Organizations

One of the things we have enjoyed most about consulting with progressive organizations is all of the time we get to spend in different team environments. We like to go where the positive action is, where there is a thriving business that’s interested in further developing its people. We...

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Applying the Peter Principle Test

Let’s start with some background on the Peter Principle itself. The idea was presented by authors Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hall in their 1969 book “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong”.  The principle is that, in hierarchical organizations, people get promoted up to their level...

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12 Pro Tips for Preserving Energy

The ability to sustain a high level of energy throughout the workday is a crucial attribute of high achievers. There are many people who are talented and smart who are not as effective as they could be…because they haven’t worked on this important part of their professional skill set....

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Recognition is the Multiplier for Leaders

Many progressive books on leadership correctly identify positive recognition as one of the most powerful means a leader has to influence results. Leaders who take the time to recognize where success is happening on their teams will always out-produce leaders who focus on what is broken or what’s not...

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Coach Them Up or Coach Them Out

Leadership leaves clues. What this means is that there is always clear evidence of exceptional leadership…or the lack of it…in any organization or department. We never have to guess about whether we are leading or managing effectively, because our results are right in front of us every day. These...

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Leadership is a Verb

It’s time for us all to stop thinking about leadership as a position, an aspiration or a reward. You can never “arrive” at leadership, and no one else can make you a leader. Leadership is a verb. Leadership is something you do. This pivot in thinking is incredibly important...

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