10.5 Gifts of Kindness!

Effective leaders love people and kindness plays an important role. They are authentic, do what they say that they are going to do and create a motivational environment. Daniel Waldschmidt, a highly respected sales strategist, consultant, and friend of mine stated once in an address to a group of business people that kindness is fundamental […]

Talent Development Up Close and Personal

One recent evening, I had a conversation with some young professionals in their late twenties and early thirties. While they represented a variety of personal as well as professional backgrounds, the main theme of the conversation was about their career and outlook. Looking at it from the perspective of talent development, I tempted the group […]

On Engagement: You can’t clean a house without being in it

In the last post the focus was about Leading Change, today it is about Engagement. The “red line” however, stays unchanged and cannot be emphasized enough. Leaders are required for one predominant reason: to create results! On that notion I define leadership as creating results THROUGH people. The key word is “through” and there is one […]

Authority and Power

A frequently asked question from my clients is: “How can I get people to honestly contribute to my project, although they do not report to me?” There is a sense of feeling powerless due to perceived lack of formal authority to demand action. Have you ever been in that situation? Actually, this scenario leads initially to more […]