3 Lessons every Team can learn from the Final Four

For those that know me, you know I am from Kentucky which means in the spring I’m ready for March Madness!  And yes, I cheer for the Wildcats. What has been interesting this season is how the team has surprised everyone.  Ranked #1 early in the season, fans and critics alike saw quickly this youngContinue reading “3 Lessons every Team can learn from the Final Four”

Are you packing feedback grenades?

In today’s business environment, time is a commodity.  And in the “new normal” of downsized companies and limited resources, many leaders are finding themselves both doing the job as well as managing those who are doing it. So when the need to provide constructive feedback arises, leaders must find a way to have this importantContinue reading “Are you packing feedback grenades?”

Three Leadership Lessons from the Chilean Mines

This past week television ratings had nothing to do with crime dramas or reality shows.  Instead, viewers were glued to the coverage of 33 miners in Chile trapped underground for 69 days. Not in some time has there been a rescue that brought tears and cheers from everyone involved – reporters, Chile’s political leaders, familyContinue reading “Three Leadership Lessons from the Chilean Mines”

Lessons from the Tortoise and the Hare

In the children’s classic, The Tortoise and the Hare, a hare who ridicules a slow-moving tortoise is challenged by him to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, decides to take a nap midway through the course. When he awakes, however, he finds that his competitor, crawling slowly butContinue reading “Lessons from the Tortoise and the Hare”

New Managers: Do you have these four skills in your toolkit?

Congratulations!  You made it.  You got the promotion.  You finally earned the title you’ve had your sights set on.  Now what? The truth is many new managers experience a real challenge in finding their niche in their new role. The primary reason for frustration is understanding that the skills that earned the promotion are notContinue reading “New Managers: Do you have these four skills in your toolkit?”