• In-sync Adidas, Grit, and High Performance Culture

    In-sync Adidas, Grit, and High Performance Culture0

    Creating High Performance Culture in Yourself It was 1971 and the start of cross country running season. It was a big day for a couple of 13 year old buddies who loved to run. Whether together or separately, we ran pretty much everywhere – to the gym, the grocery store, the theater and even to

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  • The 8 Most Important Qualities of Effective Leadership

    The 8 Most Important Qualities of Effective Leadership0

    There is much debate about whether leaders are born or created. Some contend that leaders are ‘naturally endowed’ with a talent for leadership while others argue that leaders can be ‘grown’ and developed as they learn leadership skills. Both points of view have merit. Debating the origin of leaders is less productive than looking at

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  • What Does It Take To Motivate Employees?

    What Does It Take To Motivate Employees?0

    Here’s one answer, first put forward in the mid-1960’s. This premise says that an employee is motivated to exert a high level of effort when he/she believes three things. One, that the effort will lead to good performance. Two, good performance will lead to a reward. And three, the reward is of value and will

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  • The Essential Matters: What Is Your Reason For Being?

    The Essential Matters: What Is Your Reason For Being?1

    Earlier this week I was meeting with a group of very talented managers in a debrief session for an event I facilitated in December. We were discussing, among other things, employee engagement when one of the leaders said that what he learned in my session is that employee engagement can be boiled down to one

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  • Why Leadership Matters

    Why Leadership Matters22

    Let’s face it. Leadership matters! Whether it is on the world stage or in our local community. Whether it is politics or business or religion, great leadership is hard to come by. And why does leadership in the workplace matter?

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  • Leadership 2.0

    Leadership 2.00

    At some point in the life cycle of all systems whether they be biological, philosophical or business practical, there comes a time when the old guard must step aside and make way for new blood: ideas and practices that ensure the evolution of that particular system stays current and does not dissolve into obsolete extinction.

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