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W-W-F-U-D? What Would Frank Underwood do? The Opposite of Whatever is Good, Fair, Honest and True Have you ever met someone in your business or personal life like Frank Underwood? The employee who seems to take every opportunity to go around you when working through you is expected? The peer who engineers that you take the fall in a crisis situation? The boss who keeps you in the shadows to limit your opportunities? I am looking for people who have experienced someone like this man. As[…]
Aligning the Leadership Team within your organization is most often the key factor that determines whether your balance sheet will surge in value or hemorrhage red, and whether products and services nosedive in consumer popularity or gain market share. The Leadership Team determines whether the organization will scale, fold, or fail. In order to achieve leadership team alignment, face-to-face sessions that follow the alignment process are vital to put together a leadership team that functions as a dynamic unit, not as suboptimal players buried in functional silos. The process of aligning team direction, strategy,[…]
You’ve experienced one of those people, haven’t you, that swaggers into a room like an imitation Donald Trump—just lacking the thinning dyed blonde comb-over hair. They have a sense of superiority as gold-plated as a cheap Atlantic City casino filled with quarter slot machines. You don’t want to be that person, right? But just who do you think you are anyway?—nothing is more critical to your career and life. The “Imposter Syndrome”—the Chronic Disease of the Almost Successful Some of us fundamentally don’t believe[…]
So in what ways would I like to be like Steven Jobs? Who would want to be like him and why? Quirky, odd, unique, contrarian to his very core, he is the model of the successful career in the 21st Century. In Walter Isaacson’s biography that he simply calls Steven Jobs, Isaacson draws his readers to a concise appraisal of the man, based on 40 personal interviews and extensive research. Jobs was creative, innovative, brilliant, and not a man I’d relish spending an afternoon with. He was weird,[…]
The “Leadership Lifecycle”: Building on Individual Brains and Competence to Lead Teams to Achievement
By Jack Speer
In the world of Scott Adams’ Dilbert, the most useless and incompetent employees—those who are least intelligent and who add little to the team—are sent to training…
By Jack Speer
Popular, Brutal, Controversial, and Successful–Leadership Guru Jack Welch Made GE Number One Through Training Is Leadership Training Important to Your Team? Or Is It Just An Expensive Distraction? Jack Welch is …
By Carol Kallendorf, Ph.D.
On October 7th New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees threw a single pass that broke a 52-year record. This moment in sports history was the result of huge talent and a staff of the best coaches.
Unfortunately, the most talented business teams often walk onto the field of business and…