Team Management

Here’s how to have 2017 be your best year yet

The New Year is just around the corner. For me, I always look forward to the new year with a heightened level of excitement and anticipation because of 2 things I do at the end of every year. Because I post a rather lengthy description of the 2 things almost every year, this year I’m going to summarize my... Read More ➝

Would you like to move beyond polarization?

As this whole US election process unfolds, we continually hear reporters discuss how polarized people in the US are. I’m sure you’ve heard your share about this issue. But for me, it’s like constantly reporting that someone has a broken arm but not commenting on how it got that way and surely not suggesting what can be done about... Read More ➝

Nurturing your relationships – part two

In last week’s blog, I asked the following questions: Have you watched a relationship that you are or were in deteriorate and die? Is that presently going on in your company or in your personal life? I’d bet the answer is yes for the clear majority of you. Would you like to make sure this doesn’t happen for you?... Read More ➝

Nurturing your relationships

As we approach the end of the year and perhaps reflect on some new beginnings we might want to start next year, I offer the following situation for your consideration:

I had the opportunity, several years ago, to spend two days with two gentlemen that started a business together. Like many individuals, these two-gentleman entered their business relationship with lots... Read More ➝

More on dealing with “difficult people”

In last week’s post, in discussing how to deal with difficult people, I explained the following:

When a human being wakes up, a conversation boots up that determines how the human being operates and what it can do. For the vast majority of people, the conversation is that of the ego and, as Deepak Chopra says, the ego mind believes... Read More ➝

There is a way to deal with “difficult people”

From the conversations we have with people in management positions in organizations of all types, the number one issue continues to be how to deal with difficult people; people who don’t get along with others, who treat others disrespectfully, who are disruptive, the list goes on and on. The inevitable comment and question is always the same: I’ve talked... Read More ➝

Listening: Your pathway to enlightenment

In last week’s blog post, I stated that there’s a distinction between being smart and being enlightened. Being smart will get you so far in life and in business. Being enlightened is necessary to get you the rest of the way.

What does it mean to be enlightened? It means you understand, first, how life works, then you understand how... Read More ➝

More on the importance of a vision

In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of a company having a “vision,” which I defined as a complete picture of what your company could be/might be some time in the far distant future. It’s something that you work toward without any sense of when it will be fully realized, perhaps never. It’s the light in... Read More ➝

Why having a company vision is so important

The first sentence of the introduction of my book, Unshackled Leadership, states: “After 20+ years of working in and observing organizations of every type and size, I have noticed a theme all successful ones share. They have enthusiastic, confident, optimistic, appreciative and happy people who work together on behalf of a future they have all committed themselves to.”

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The Unshackled Leadership philosophy

People have been asking me how come I don't share stories about the results we produce with our work. Since I don't have a really good answer, here goes:

Fundamentally, we teach people in business the Unshackled Leadership philosophy, as described in my book with the same title. When understood and applied, that philosophy creates an organization where... Read More ➝

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