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Know Any Toxic Bosses?

As I was preparing for this week’s newsletter, one word seemed to be showing up over and over again in what I was reading. The word: toxic. People are talking about toxic bosses. Articles are referring to toxic cultures. Even as I was preparing a program for MassTLC’s Recruiters Academy, I was looking back at a […]

4 Reasons Strategy Isn’t Just for Executives Anymore

4 Reasons Strategy Isn’t Just for Executives Anymore Add strategy development to your mid-level leaders’ job description. Sound a little radical? Let me explain. There are 4 reasons why you need to do this. The environment your company is working in is probably more complex than ever. Your market has new competitors. Probably even disruptors, […]

5 Tips for Handling a Bad Situation

How should you handle a bad situation? Facebook is facing a crisis. Cambridge Analytica used 50 million users’ personal information without their permission to create targeted campaigns during the 2016 presidential campaign. Users want answers. The media wants answers. Congress wants answers. Still, during this storm, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg was conspicuously absent. From news […]

How Did That Conversation Go?

The Power of Conversation Powerfully effective leadership requires a great deal of skill – or should I say skills. What do change agility, delegation, performance management, and motivation all have in common? Conversation. Not just talking to or at someone or some group, but talking WITH them. At the root of almost all leadership successes […]

Tough Questions to Ask About Your Culture

Bad behavior. Harassment. Assault. Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a tidal wave of reports of sometimes unbelievable behavior by leaders in politics, media, and many other industries. None of this is new. It’s just coming to the surface. And, for those of us who are old enough, it’s not surfacing for the first […]