Quick tips to energize your daily leadership activities.

Leadership Caffeine™ for the Project Manager eBook Now Available!

I am excited to announce the launch of my latest book: Leadership Caffeine for the Project Manager (and anyone responsible for leading teams, groups or committees). This e-book only offering is available at Amazon, Apple and Barnes and Noble or at my site. And every purchaser is entitled to a free download copy of my supporting workbook: Power Tools for Project Managers. Use the ideas and approaches in great project, career and team development health!

Sometimes Leading Means Eating Culture for Lunch

There's a stark contrast between caretaker leaders focused on the status quo and leaders who lead in the face of adversity and the need to change. The latter use the firm's culture as a tool to enable change. They also draw upon these 11 key behaviors:

By | October 3rd, 2016|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Leading Change|0 Comments

New Website Launched—New Project Leadership Book Soon!

A number of long-term projects are coming to market in my world, including an all new ground-up website and the forthcoming book and related tools: Leadership Caffeine for the Project Manager. Of course, none of this is possible without the input of clients and readers and the great support from some valued allies!

By | September 28th, 2016|Leadership Caffeine, Project Management|2 Comments

Leadership Caffeine™—Spotting Leadership Potential

Identifying individuals with leadership potential remains an imperfect process in most organizations. While we have tools and models and assessments to help, experienced talent scouts rely on their own well-honed senses as they strive to identify potential future leaders. This article shares some highlights from a recent group interview on this topic.

By | September 26th, 2016|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|0 Comments

The New Model for Leadership? Win at All Costs

Much like the earlier years of this century, we seemed to have returned to an era where examples of corporate malfeasance are plentiful. In this case, the spread of "win-at-all-costs" leadership is on display in the banking and pharmaceutical industries. Is this the new model for the future of effective leadership? Is the new approach, "results count, regardless of the tactics?" I hope not.

By | September 18th, 2016|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|3 Comments

Leadership Caffeine™—Experience Cuts Both Ways

When we overweight the value of experience in hiring situations or in navigating strategy, we increase our risk of failure. The challenge we face as leaders and managers is to imbue ourselves and our cultures with a sense of curiosity and the means and confidence to experiment.

By | August 28th, 2016|Art of Managing, Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Strategy|1 Comment