Quick tips to energize your daily leadership activities.

Leadership Caffeine™—Extraordinary or Mundane? Your Choice

There's no shortage of those in leadership roles who might reasonably be described as mundane. They focus on performance, but fail to inspire the pursuit of potential. That's too bad, because there's nothing secret or particularly difficult about pursuing extraordinary as a leader. Small changes in behaviors have the potential to yield big outcomes.

Leadership Caffeine™—9 Lessons from the North Woods

There's no shortage of leadership and management lessons to be found in the hard, manual labor found at a north woods property. While to many, the work might seem overwhelming, for those secure in the knowledge that they are creating something remarkable for those around them, the work is just part of the price of admission to success.

By | 2017-05-01T07:06:44+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|2 Comments

Leadership Caffeine™—Sweeping Incrementalism for Big Results

The big fixes complete with broad frameworks and their own vocabularies are alluring. They also are sinkholes of despair and frustration for groups unable to translate the ideas into coherent actions. Instead, focus on the small, subtle changes in behaviors that offer the potential for big results. I call this: sweeping incrementalism.

By | 2017-02-27T06:57:48+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Leading Change|0 Comments

Leadership Caffeine™—Think and Do Differently

Our reflex action is to follow conventional thinking and apply accepted processes to solving problems at work. Leaders looking to spur innovation have a different approach. They think and do differently. They understand that every problem offers an opportunity to spur creativity and catalyze innovation. Thinking and doing differently is their mantra, as they deliver oxygen to their firms in the form of much needed innovation. If your firm or team is suffocating, it's time for you to think and do differently.

By | 2017-02-07T08:56:13+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Leading Change|0 Comments