People Pleasing Leaders & Soup Sandwiches – 5 messes you make when you try to make everyone happy.

I sat across from a client recently who was struggling with the direction his company is going. As we delved into the matter I asked some probing questions:   How bad is the problem? If the situation at work was a chest pain is it: Heartburn Angina; or Cardiac arrest? What was the end-state he was hoping for from us working together? Had he already made his mind up about what he wanted to see and needed me to provide justification? Did he want out?  …

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Horse Manure & Intergenerational Leadership – 3 Actions to Bridge the Latest Generation Gap

Have you ever heard any of these statements at a conference or from a consultant? Four generations sharing one workplace … this was not supposed to happen. One generation remembers rotary phones ... the other uses IPhones  Do they think we are idiots? Do they think this is the first time young people with those new fandangled ideas joined the work force. Or is this the first time in human history that those in the work force ranged between ages 18 to 70. Jack Weinberg said…

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What? There’s Science Behind Being A Leader … 10 Ways To Put Science To Work On Your Team!

Why do some people behave like sabre-toothed tigers are prowling around in the office? The ability to think intellectually and rationally is driven by the frontal lobe of our brain. When things are running well, the frontal lobe is happy, and we function in a mature, logical manner. The amygdala—located near the spinal stem—is in charge of our instinct to fight, flee, or freeze. It drives our most basic emotions … especially fear. When we feel threatened, the amygdala gets fired up, and our frontal lobe…

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