Too Many Meetings? Stop Going!

Researchers estimate that the average professional spends over 60 hours each month in meetings and that over half of that time is wasted or unproductive.  Recapturing some of this time would be a huge boon for many but doing so first requires us to reconsider why we...

Delegation is a Long Term Investment

  “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” — Harvey Firestone   Recently I facilitated a small group coaching session for new leaders in our Leading People, Managing Work training program at Tandem Solutions. Near...

Change Your Team Culture to Manage Your Time

I was coaching a senior level executive in a large company a few years ago and, like many of us, her number one issue was that she was overwhelmed with too much work, and needed to find a way to better manage her time.  As I often do at the beginning of a coaching...

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review, “Do Your Employees Feel Respected?” and it reminded me of a seminar I attended several years ago when I was president of a hospital. The course was about creating and sustaining patient care excellence in...

Do the Right Thing

One of my favorite leadership authors, Warren Bennis, once described the difference between managers and leaders with the expression “Managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right thing.”  Think about that for a moment.  “Doing the...

It’s Not Just What You Know as a Leader….

One of my father’s favorite expressions was that it’s not what you know, but who you know that matters.  He typically pulled it out to refer to some type of perceived injustice involving nepotism or some other type of favor where the most qualified person...

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