Strategic Leadership

Double up to succeed at change

March 10, 2021
Change is often difficult, but it can seem even harder if you have to go it alone. Try these three strategies for pairing up change partners.

Address fears before change

March 10, 2021
Most employees will support change, even on a large scale, if they understand the need for it—and if they don’t see a high personal cost to themselves. Before asking your employees to follow you, analyze how the change will affect them in four areas.

Navigate business growth: 10 tips

March 10, 2021
When running a business, you are constantly striving to promote growth. Once things start to take off, there’s often a whole new set of challenges that must be addressed. Here are a few tips I’ve found useful when navigating a period of business growth and expansion.

Don’t let these scandals rock your organization

February 10, 2021
A scandal can ruin your organization’s reputation. As a leader, be on the lookout for these crises-in-waiting so you can take action before they wreak havoc on your organization and its people.

What does the customer really want?

February 10, 2021
A little boy was walking through the woods and found a frog. He picked up the frog, but was shocked when the frog spoke to him.

4 tasks you don’t want to skip

February 10, 2021
Leading change is difficult, and it calls for a specific set of strengths and skills from a manager. Focus on these key tasks to make substantive change happen.

Small business? Dodge these pitfalls

February 10, 2021
In a large corporation, you may have an HR department and layers of management to help you deal with your workforce. But if you run a small business, you’re on your own, and a single misstep can paralyze you. A good employment law attorney will save you from some mistakes, but be careful to steer clear of these mishaps.

7 steps to a great strategic plan

February 10, 2021
A strategic plan sets the direction of an organization or team. It doesn’t have to be lengthy or complex, but the best ones usually include these specific elements.

How leaders can focus on meeting 2021’s challenges

February 10, 2021
As a the new year begins to take shape amid much economic uncertainty, companies that successfully navigated 2020’s turbulence can’t rest, and they need engaged, forward-thinking leaders who can keep adjusting and focusing on the right factors in a volatile business environment.

Say ‘No’ and feel guilt-free

February 10, 2021
You can’t please everyone all the time—which means you’d better learn how to turn down requests from employees, peers, and business associates. Refuse graciously by following these guidelines.