Make the most of being downsized

Make the most of being downsized

You’ve just been told the company's downsizing - and you're one of those downsized. There are things you can say and do before leaving your seat to ensure a smoother transition to whatever comes next – and hyperventilating is not on the list. There are things you can...
All change starts with an ending: Something dies.

All change starts with an ending: Something dies.

In North America, we're in grave danger of losing our leadership status as the world's best in management development and new technology. This doesn't have to happen.  Over a lot of years, I've had the privilege of meeting and working with some of the best and most...
In business – beware of Typhoid Mary

In business – beware of Typhoid Mary

Hubris, big egos, poor foresight, and lack of humanity kill great companies every year. There's often a "Typhoid Mary" hiding in plain view in every organization. Mary Mallon, now known as Typhoid Mary, seemed a healthy woman when a health care inspector knocked on...
6 Signs You May Be Burned Out

6 Signs You May Be Burned Out

Today - more than any time I can recall - far too many people are burned out and don't know it. There are a lot of reasons behind their stories of course; but I've found that the signs of burnout are fairly common.  This list is from several sources that I've used in...
6 Great Ideas from 5 Great Leaders

6 Great Ideas from 5 Great Leaders

In our global world, there's no doubt that more organizations are going to fail daily.  The competition is simply so much more fierce nowadays. However, while many organizations struggle, there are still great success stories out there. Leaders who see opportunities...
Coaches find it tough to make a living

Coaches find it tough to make a living

Recent surveys note that coaches in the US average about $60,000. That compares to about $44,500 overall in all full time jobs, and about $4, 200 less than other people in other professional / management occupations. That's not enough... Most professional coaches work...