The Battle of the Entrepreneur - We Cant Agree on Anything.

We Can’t Agree On Anything

What Contingent Liabilities are Your Employees Causing

What Contingent Liabilities are Your Employees Causing?

Rogue behavior costing $36 billion in legal bills since the financial crisis should give every Board member and Executive sleepless nights. Then add the cost to hire significant compliance and security management and staff to curb rogue behavior, and some serious questions need to be asked! What part does pressure to chase profitability encourage a […]

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So You Think You Know Me? Here’s What You Missed

Do you think your sales team is connecting (i.e., maximizing revenue) with all the advisors in their territory? They might tell you they are but read on. I’m very intuitive, said the wholesaler of a major asset management firm. Excellent, we should get along very well, I replied. I was talking with a wholesaler who […]

Should I waste my time on team development with behavioral assessments?

Should I Waste My Time on Team Development with Behavioral Assessments?

Most people who have worked in the corporate environment have taken a behavioral assessment, or 2 or 4, or participated in some form of team or leadership development. Sometimes, I hear from leaders that they aren’t sure how to guarantee the exercise provides long-term, bottom-line value. Or I hear from participants, this is great, but […]

Trust teams increases performance

Why Trust in Teams Increases Performance

It never ceases to amaze me how many organizations rely on groups of people (teams) to deliver significant outcomes for their business, yet invest little resource into understanding the behaviors, communication style and working environment needs of individual members. Great teams are built on trust. They trust each other and they trust those that lead […]

top managers know how to listen

Top Managers Know How To Listen

Entrepreneurs are able to take a new idea and translate it into a tangible business venture through hard work and determination. Successful business leaders are not only savvy on how best to maneuver into a new market, acquire investors and engage customers, but also optimize human capital and skills to complement enterprise strategies. Entrepreneurs must […]

Management Principle: System Irrationality

System irrationalities reveal themselves when we think, plan and build processes one way, then get unexpected outcomes as a result.

New Leadership Communication

Harvard Business School Research shows that 92% of companies agree that the practice of internal communication has undergone a lot of change in their organizations.

Mind the Gap: Patterns of Communication Directly Linked to Team Success

While numbers can provide the bottom line story that CEOs want to hear, the how of getting to a high level of team performance might surprise you.