Marissa Mayer Under the Spotlight: What Can Leaders Learn About Trust?

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, was hired to fix a broken organization. She came into the spotlight recently with her decision to remove the option to work from home. This caused a huge uproar – tweets, blog posts and articles spread like the flu within minutes after a copy of the memo was released. Never[…]

Delivering Results: What Every Leader Should Know

Your team is performing…for the most part. You deliver results…about 75 – 80% of the time. You know something is missing. But try as you might, you can’t figure out what’s holding you back from delivering on your results 100% of the time. Define your vision When driving for results, it’s important that you first[…]

Questions to Consider for Your Leadership Oath

The oath each President of the United States takes is: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution requires that presidents must take this[…]

3 Videos to Inspire Your Resolutions

Even if you haven’t created a formal list of New Year’s Resolutions, it’s likely you’re thinking of things you’d like to do differently in 2013. Feeling successful, communicating effectively and creating meaningful relationships are at the core of our lives at work and at home. As such, there is always room for improvement in these[…]

Looking for Success in 2013? Acknowledge Your Employee Efforts Now

Recognize and acknowledge good work wherever you find it…As a Grateful Leader, your gratitude and appreciation motivate and inspire [employees] to go beyond what they perceive as their limits. They will want to give you their best performance and give whatever it takes. – Judith W. Umlas In Judith Umlas’ book, Grateful Leadership: Using the[…]

Leadership and Accountability

The letter “A” may be for accountability but research shows that implementing it is not as easy as you’re a-b-c’s. While it’s one of the skills that is lauded as most important for leaders, experts are finding that it’s difficult for people to execute. A recent Harvard Business Review post by Darren Overfield and Rob[…]