Quit Telling Us We Work Too Much

The notion of work as an addiction and the need for work-life balance may be out of balance for some of us. The issue is work-life fit, and for me (and many I know) our love of our work is who we are. In fact, it's not work.

By | June 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Friday Leadership Ideas to Help You Finish the Week Strong for August 7, 2015

Every week I share a few ideas to help you finish strong. For this week, I encourage you to revisit the connection between your/your team's goals and your firm's strategies and to reach out to your geographically dispersed colleagues. Additionally, I offer up some ideas on exciting new business books and I point you to this month's great collection of leadership writing at the August 2015 Leadership Development Carnival. A great ending sets the stage for a fantastic new week!

By | August 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Friday Leadership Ideas to Help You Finish Strong for July 31, 2015

Every week I share a few ideas to help you finish strong. For this week, I offer ideas on mixing up your routine to spark energy, gaining much needed marketplace context and planning for success in the new month.

By | July 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Ideas for Professional Growth for the Week of July 19, 2015

Every week I offer ideas to encourage you to stretch and grow. For this week, my suggestions include volunteering to solve a vexing problem, experimenting with assignment rotation and taking your team on a field trip. Use them in great professional health!

By | July 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Friday Leadership Ideas to Help You Finish Strong for July 10, 2015

Every week I share a few ideas to help you finish strong. A great ending sets the stage for success next week. For this week, I'm encouraging you to call a timeout and assess how you are doing against the big items on your agenda. I'm also suggesting a change of view by engaging with peers and teams outside of your own function. Last and not least, I offer a few good Summer reading suggestions in business and biography.

By | July 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ideas for Professional Growth—Week of June 14, 2015

Every week, I provide a few simple (but not simplistic) ideas for you to Do/Experiment/Explore in support of your professional development. This week's focus on achieving better alignment with your manager, improving the effectiveness of brainstorming and improving your effectiveness in leading group discussions. Use them in good health and great professional development!

By | June 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ideas for Professional Growth: Week of June 7, 2015

Every week, I provide a few simple (but not simplistic) ideas for you to Do/Experiment/Explore in support of your professional development. Use them in great professional health and personal gain. Here are the ideas for the week June 7, 2015:

By | June 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Level-Up #1—Congratulations on Your Promotion! Now What?

There are few opportunities in your career that offer greater opportunities for learning, growth and personal and financial reward than your move to executive management. And while the opportunities abound, the risks to your career from missteps or failure are also very real.

By | October 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Level-Up—Career: A New Feature at Management Excellence

With this post, I'm excited to introduce the new Level-Up Career feature here at Management Excellence. The theme is based on my third book (in process): Level-Up—Surviving and Thriving on the Road to Senior Management. The series is focused on helping professionals entering the power-curve of their career learn to succeed and to navigate the challenges during the journey from middle to executive management. Some the planned topics include:

By | October 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Leader Tuesday—The Hard Work of Leading Effectively

If you’re new to the role of guiding others, here’s the preface to your real job description. Use it in good health and in pursuit of greatness!

By | August 26th, 2014|Leadership, Uncategorized|1 Comment