Archive for June, 2012

The Essence of Executive Effectiveness

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

In the ongoing quest to gain understanding into the nuances of successful leadership and management as part of my executive coaching practice, I have developed distinctions between the behaviors that drive success in these respective areas. At the risk of oversimplifying things, I believe that engagement and alignment activities provide a useful lens through which to evaluate leading and managing. Not the only lens, but a helpful construct around which to develop capability in these important areas. (more…)

Sixty-Nine Not So Fine

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Today’s disappointing news that the economy added only 69,000 jobs in May, does not bode well for President Obama. I have felt for some months now that the election will hinge on a specific issue, jobs, and that the President’s re-election will depend on October’s jobs data which will be released the day before the election. My conviction is stronger than ever that this will be the case.

Unless it is decided sooner. (more…)