Archive for September, 2009

Decide To Lead

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Decision making is the life blood of an effective leader. The surest validation of this point can be found in the chorus of laments from the unfortunate individuals who labor under so-called leaders who do not decide. “If only my boss could make a decision” the complaint usually goes, “we could move forward and get something done.” (more…)

Wake Up And Smell The Recovery

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

I know we have all been through a rough time when it comes to the stock market. You don’t just shake off a collective $12.8T dollar wealth erosion without developing a few scars.To say that market sentiment was rattled might be the understatement of the year, or 70 years (the last time we’ve seen such a  cataclysmic drop). But I say it is time to move on and believe that economic recovery is well underway. (more…)

Listening, Speaking and Teaming

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Sometimes, no, most of the time, the best answer is the simplest one. This violates a widely held view of many consultants. You know, the one that says complexity is good. The less you understand about my brilliant solution to your issue, the better. At least for me and my billing. (more…)

The Lost Art of Conversation

Monday, September 14th, 2009

I must admit it. I’m as guilty as anyone with my fascination for the convenience of the technology and social networking tools out there. What started with e-mail, has grown into a vast array of internet based tools that enable us to communicate, in real time with as few or as many people as we wish. (more…)

The End of Civility?

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

When I was in sixth grade at St. Andrews school, I experienced the most embarrassing moment of my short life to that point. It was when I learned that the Nuns had voted me “king of courtesy” because of my caring attitude and good manners. That was not such a bad deal and was sure to put a smile on my mother’s face. (more…)