“Are you and your people working to optimize the organization for their tenure, or forever? To promote long-term success, I had to ignore the short-term reward system.” L. David Marquet in “Turn the Ship Around!” This is a great book about how David Marquet was forced into an entirely new way of leading that was… Read More
Listen to our podcast today on Greg Salciccioli’s excellent book The Enemies of Excellence – 7 reasons why we sabotage success. This is a powerful book that will help you become an even better leader. Greg is the co-founder and CEO of Coachwell, Inc. and a master leadership coach. “This book is a wake-up call… Read More
I am thoroughly enjoying reading Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall’s book Nine Lies About Work. It is incredibly eye-opening as they take common assumptions and challenge those assumptions with real data. In Lie #3: The Best Companies Cascade Goals, they state: “. . . cascaded goals are tagging along behind work, not out ahead of… Read More
I don’t know about you, but I have come to detest the zero-sum attitude that seems to prevail in our politics and in much of competition between businesses (and even non-profits!). The attitude that for us to do well, someone else has to lose is repellent to me. Now, I am a competitive person, but… Read More
Listen to the Chattahoochee Driftwood leadership podcast to hear a discussion with executive coach Scott McBride on the importance of emotional intelligence for a leader.
I hope your week is getting off to a good start. Being a leader in an organization often means that you are incredibly busy and it is difficult just to het your personal to-do list complete (if that ever really happens). Because of that busyness, we often forget one of our most important job as… Read More
“This has changed my world” – a strong statement from a friend of mine in Michigan. Now what was he talking about? Years ago, I was taught a simple approach to addressing issues we see in the people we lead without generating unhealthy conflict. It is especially helpful if there is a possibility of being… Read More
Yes, taking care of people does result in getting more stuff done! Listen to our podcast this week on how to do so.
The title of this article is a quote by Simon Sinek. I do believe that leaders are made, that it is a skill that can and should be learned. However, I do realize that sometimes some people are born with certain attributes that help them rise to incredible heights in leadership. One example of this… Read More
Can conflict be both bad and good? What about when it comes to the teams we work on? Listen to the Chattahoochee Driftwood podcast episode about conflict and then let us know what you think!