Self-starters who take action and get things done are essential to any effective organization. But what are you supposed to do if your teammates don’t show initiative? I was recently talking with a friend. He was frustrated his employees didn’t take enough initiative. The lack was really affecting his business. The problem was he blamed […]
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If you’re an entrepreneur at heart like me, it’s tempting to wear every hat in the business. This is especially true if you’re cursed with being halfway good at all those jobs. That’s not a compliment, by the way. I should emphasize the word cursed. Think of it this way: Would you intentionally hire someone […]
If you’re trying to build a business, a platform, or just a better mousetrap, it’s a lot easier to hit your goals if you have a team behind you. When I left Thomas Nelson to start speaking and writing full time, I was mostly on my own. I had a speaking agent to help coordinate […]
All the major sports leagues celebrate their best players. But what if there were a Most Valuable Player award for your team? Would you take home the prize? When I was CEO of Thomas Nelson we established different awards for individuals, service groups, and profit centers. The winners received public recognition, banners, trophies, and prizes. […]
Not long ago, I did two podcasts on delegation (Episode 42 and Episode 43) and wrote a blog post. However, in this post, I want to address the single biggest objection I get from leaders who struggle with delegation. Care to guess what it is? It’s usually some variation of this:
Great companies foster high levels of communication. In this guest post, Chris LoCurto outlines five ways to take communication to the next level in your organization.
The best way to produce consistent outcomes is to employ proven patterns and practices that make them repeatable. In this guest post, J.D. Meier outlines 10 of them.
Sometimes being wrong with others can be the right thing to do for others. Guest poster Kelly Combs explains how it can create harmony, improving relationships and building trust.
I love reading books on leadership. But as helpful as these are, they are not the same as doing something together with a team. Here are seven lessons I learned about leadership from a low ropes course.
Unity is an attribute of hIghly effective teams. Unfortunately, many leaders think they have it when they don’t. Here are 5 steps toward creating it.
Innovation thrives in an environment of diversity. In this guest post, Scott Williams explains why this is particularly relevant to the church.
Marcus Buckingham is one of the founders of the modern strengths movement. In his new book, he provides a new assessment tool and explains how to use your strengths to give you the edge at work.