Help your people help themselves

Would you believe me if I told you that great coaching can take place in under five minutes? This is not to diminish the powerful effect that mentoring and coaching programs have on maximizing high potential development, nor is it to assume that individuals with challenging and complex development needs…

Deliver feedback that sticks

We all know that feedback is important, but do we know why it is important? Take a look at some of these statistics from a 2014 Gallup employee engagement study…

Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership

On his first day as CEO of the Carlsberg Group, a global brewery and beverage company, Cees ‘t Hart was given a key card by his assistant. The card locked out all the other floors for the elevator so that he could go directly to his corner office on the 20th floor.

How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders

Companies are counting on their future leaders to manage with more speed, flexibility and trust than ever before. But how can middle managers climb the corporate ladder while also challenging the way things have always been done?

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6 Traits that Make a Practice Leader Great

A great practice leader can have an exponential impact on a practice. I have watched many practice leaders in a few short years build a practice from just one partner to ten or fifteen partners.

How to Make Partner

In my 20 years of working with professionals, there are 3 things that consistently matter in making partner. Most people think that the only thing that matters is revenue targets but that is not the case. For most firms, revenue is only one part of the three-legged stool.

Leading with Impact – Being a Practice Leader is Tough, Really Tough

Leadership is tough no matter where you work. Let’s face it, work is a complex place and getting more complex every day. Expectations of leaders are high. Management literature has ensured that.

Cross-Silo Leadership

Though most executives recognize the importance of breaking down silos to help people collaborate across boundaries, they struggle to make it happen.