Why Structure is So Important to Leadership

improving productivity

Have the right behaviors, but also the right structure. INOVATION IS THE CORNERSTONE for surviving and thriving in today’s world of V.U.C.A, Volitivity, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity; or what I describe in a white paper of the same name, The New Normal 2.0. To not be aware of nor respond to the seismic changes in our […]

Simple Ways to Improve Productivity

improving productivity

Manage the Small Stuff, Like Email, for Big Returns THE AVERAGE WORKER SENDS AND RECEIVES 200+ email messages a day, interrupting phone calls, focused work time and personal conversations. And the sad thing is, we let it happen. Email interruptions can suck out up to 28 percent of our day, creating a $650 billion drag […]

How To Reverse the Habit of Stress

Culture Change

Having a balanced life needs as much importance as being productive. IN ORDER TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE in the 21st century we need to be more aware of the effects of stress on people and how to reverse it. According to an article by Dr. Kevin Flemming, more that 60% of work absences last year […]

The Case For Inner Peace

Empowerment

    THE CASE FOR INNER PEACE Dean Newlund shares a leadership lesson from abroad. ON A RECENT TRIP TO BANGKOK, my thoughts centered on how to best serve my client. Traveling internationally had become routine. Little did I know that, on this trip, the teacher would become the student, and I would receive some […]

Ineffective Conflict Resolution Puts the Brakes on Growth

The setting couldn’t have been better: The training room windows inside the lodge pole looked out onto a thick forest. At the other end of the room cushy leather chairs faced a fireplace. The food was gourmet-organic and during breaks we could take walks on the beach. The environment was harmonious. Perfect! For the 15 […]

Hot Teams Support Top Executives

Hot Teams Support Top Executives

Q:  If it’s “lonely at the top” how I can get support as I grow in my career? A: Develop a “Hot Team” of people who advise, support and challenge. Before I sat down to write this column I had just finished a coaching session with a newly promoted mid-level manager. Julie started our conversation […]

Executives Benefit from Versatility

The first question I was asked during my first day of college was “what’s your major?”  I thought the purpose of college was to explore ideas not limit options. I was given a college advisor who got the unenviable assignment of dealing with us misfits he labeled “undecided”. The pressure to specialize extends into business […]

Avoid Past Goal Setting Mistakes

Your business goals are probably already set. But, how about those for your personal development?  And, what about re-evaluating those goals you have already set? Often, great plans start with a bang but end with a fizzle. So, why do well-intended people set goals but don’t reach them and what should we be doing differently? […]