Start with Why

In this video, Simon Sinek talks about how leaders should start with Why. It’s not just for leaders though. It’s for all of us to ensure we connect our work with a meaningful reason. For [...]

Be part of the answer

This week I was remembering the story shared by the Heath’s in their book, Switch, where they share the story of Tom Watson (CEO of IBM at the time) who had an executive who made a business [...]

Wanting to be heard

Do you remember King Solomon? He was known as the wisest and richest man that had ever lived. He had his challenges like all of us and some of them included the demands he put on the people in [...]

Teach someone

There is a litmus test for testing the quality of a management team. It’s not something unusual but it might be awkward for some on the team. Are you ready? Here it is: Ask each member of your [...]

Be trustworthy

Years ago, a CEO colleague of mine shared with me that the reason he was able to sleep well was because of the trustworthiness of his right-hand person. I wanted to know more because we all use [...]

Actions and words

This topic won’t be new to any of us but I want to change it up slightly by modifying a popular phrase – “do as I say, not as I do”. This quip has been around a long time and we use it to [...]

The right people

If you’ve read the classic business book “Good to Great” then you are familiar with the depth of research Jim Collins and his team conducted in evaluating why certain companies were exceptional [...]