Category Archives: Leadership and Team Building

Leadership Under Pressure – 3 Lessons Learned the Hard Way

It’s hard to miss the furor over Shirley Sherrod, the Department of Agriculture official from Georgia who was unceremoniously sacked – okay – “asked” to resign – after a doctored video appeared on a political blog. The doctored video was … Continue reading

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Motivate to Innovate

I’ve been thinking about innovation and motivation a lot lately. I delivered a presentation at UHY Advisors in St. Louis to their senior executive networking group on “Sparking Creativity and Fostering Innovation.” You can look at the presentation at SlideShare. … Continue reading

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Motivation – What’s So Hard?

Why do organizations of every size shape and description routinely fail to motivate and engage their employees? It’s not like there are mysteries or tightly kept secrets to motivating people. In fact, one of the best business and leadership books … Continue reading

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Characterisitics of Innovative Organizations, Pt. 3 of 3

We’ve seen a lot of writing over the last 50 years about business leadership. Only a small percentage of any of the traditional writing and research is likely to have true staying power for one simple fact – the pace … Continue reading

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Maintaining a Business – Be Reasonable!

Can we be reasonable here? As I write this I am on a business trip to Europe. The trip is designed to bring together leaders from our practices and business units around the world. We will learn from the best … Continue reading

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