Are you a leader or a manager?

Are your employees obedient or empowered?

New to the executive ranks, a current client struggles with delegation. He asked when and what to delegate and what to expect? He complained that when he delegated, he was bogged down with constant questions from the person in charge. He assured me he had good people on the team but that they needed a lot of guidance. How do I do this? Is this what you want? What should this look like? And other process questions. Continue reading

Where does strong leadership start?

Do you have what it takes to become a strong leader?

Recently, Bill Gates opined, “No matter what industry you’re in, the people on your team matter most.”  

Most successful CEO’s admit it is the employees who make a company successful. No strategy or golden opportunity can survive an unmotivated and/or unproductive team. If you accept the premise people make companies successful, then it follows, how a leader treats employees is the make/break of company success. Continue reading

When is a leader an example of leadership?

What is a leader to you?

Leadership is defined variously with words like power, influence, vision and, it is claimed, cannot be taught. Oddly, most lists describing leaders and leadership begin with integrity. Which causes me to dismiss those lists. Continue reading

How to say NO to your boss

HOW TO SAY NO TO YOUR BOSS AND RETAIN HER/HIS RESPECT.

Every executive and technology professional faces this dilemma at some point. You and your team are already pushed to the max and your boss asks you to take on another very important task. How do you refuse without raising their ire or losing your ‘team player’ status?  Continue reading

Executives-Network during the holidays.

HOLIDAY NETWORKING IS THE BEST NETWORKING.

Sounds counter intuitive and goes against accepted wisdom, but holidays are the best time of year for networking. Folks are relaxed, in a giving mood and eager to interact with new people. There is something in the air. Plus, more decision makers are in town and attending events. It’s good PR for them and a break from their routine. So get out there. Shine your shoes and press your suit. Get your business cards ready and commit to at least three events a week. Continue reading