Quick tips to energize your daily leadership activities.

Leadership Caffeine Jam Session #3: All About Tuning Your Communication Skills for Success

We’re live on January 14 at noon central with the latest (free) Leadership Caffeine Jam Session entitled: The Persuasive Power of the Right Words in the Right Order Said the Right Way. No slides, no pitches, plenty of ideas and interaction!

Leadership Caffeine™—Why You Need to “Write the Rules for Success” with Your Group

There's a simple, powerful exercise you can run with your group that will transform the working environment for the better and provide you with the critical framework for coaching you've been lacking. You need to Write the Rules for Success with your group.

Leadership Caffeine™—Are You the Cause of Your Team’s Creativity Deficit? 

Creativity—the ability to look at complicated situations and identify novel solutions that solve problems, advance initiatives, or rewrite old rules—may be the most critical skill of all in our workplaces. As leaders, we need to foster it, stimulate it, and do everything we can to ensure we're not the ones suppressing it. Sadly, creativity is something that many leaders trample all over in their daily activities. 

Introducing the Leadership Caffeine Jam Sessions—What Webinars Should Be

Any event that brings people together and doesn't tap into the knowledge and ideas of the participants is an event that misses the mark. It's time for something different! Introducing the Leadership Caffeine Jam Sessions!

Leadership Caffeine™—Lessons for Transformation Learned in the Northwoods

Our organization changes don’t feel like the work of transforming a shoreline or beach, but maybe they should. Imagine if the transformation team members viewed themselves as stewards of the environment and not experts playing with boxes on an organization chart in pursuit of trivial outcomes. I suspect more of those initiatives would succeed. 

Leadership Caffeine™—Rethinking New Manager Training and Development

If you consider the myriad activities that form the role of manager, including the novel and often vexing situations presented by humans in the workplace, it's easy to see where attempts at classroom training inevitably fall short. Use the time initially to teach them to think differently about their roles and their work at start-up using these five sets of operating instructions

Leadership Caffeine™—The Imperative to Think Differently About Managing and Leading

Now is not the time for the dominant logic surrounding managing and leading to prevail. That's how we got here, and "here" isn't so great. It's essential we find better ways to inspire, motivate, and engage great people who want to make a difference in our organizations. Here are twelve places to start:

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