Does Your Company Has An Unhealthy Culture – Six Questions To Ask Yourself

It is time for leaders to be honest with themselves and one another about the real problems that keep companies from achieving their goals. They don't miss their goals because Sally in Accounting is a poor performer or because key employees inexplicably and coincidentally decided that each of them had a  pressing personal reason to change jobs. Your company isn't meeting its goals! We have a strategic plan, so why aren't we getting anything done How could the company possibly meet its goals when there's a huge,…

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My thoughts on the fall of Afghanistan

I did serve, but not in Afghanistan. I  have friends, a stepson who served there, and another stepson who lost a good friend to an IED, as well as a good friend whose fiancé was killed while embedded as a journalist. We all understand that many veterans have come home from that war suffering physical and traumatic injuries. Some of those wounds are obvious, but many are unseen and seldom heard except during nightmares. But many more have come home with moral injuries. Moral injuries are…

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What is Stopping Your Leadership Development Program?

A friend once asked me what I have learned since venturing out on this leg of my career and life with my leadership development programs. Since then, I've thought a lot about this conversation. Right off the bat, two things come to mind: The desire and the need for developing leaders are HUGE! Time is the only finite stumbling block for advancing leadership development. Resources and commitment are only excuses for not doing it. It also got me thinking about other people developing leadership programs in…

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