Posts Tagged: challenges for the modern leader

The four secrets to employee engagement

What I like most about Rob Markey’s HBR article below is that he really does simplify employee engagement to the bare basics. Rob’s first point about HR being less important than direct supervisors could be contested, in our business we certainly rely heavily on the support of HR departments and HR professionals to design and… Read more »

leadership lessons from the military

What surprised me the most about this article by retired four-star General and former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Ray Odierno, weren’t what the lessons themselves were, but how few of them he provided, and how, through this utter simplicity, he managed to hit the nail directly on the head. I have… Read more »

why CEO’s fail

I recently revisited an article written by Ram Charan and Geoffrey Colvin entitled “Why CEOs Fail”. It popped into my head one afternoon at the cottage, and after a quick Google search I was able to locate it in the Fortune Magazine archives at the link below. When I looked at the original publish date,… Read more »

thoughts on thinking

I’ve been thinking a fair amount about thinking lately. How much time do I spend doing it? How much time do other people spend doing it? How much of a given day, week, or month should be dedicated to the simple process of reflection and/or thought? In an era of pushing productivity to the limit,… Read more »

the secret to reducing employee productivity

Have you ever seen a child put their hands over both ears and say “blah blah blah” while someone else is speaking so as not to hear them? Have you ever seen a CEO doing the exact same thing, minus the hands on the ears and the “blah blah blah”? You know what I’m talking… Read more »

books every leader should read

In today’s fast paced world, where it seems we just never have enough time, it can be hard to carve out even a few short moments for quiet reflection and learning. The irony of this paradox is today’s leaders need to have their hands and heads around a multitude of tough, challenging issues, and be… Read more »

Challenges for the Modern Leader #5: Say/Do Ratio

Challenges for the Modern Leader

This week, I am proposing 5 challenges facing modern leaders, and the respective competencies needed to face each challenge. If you like a specific post, please ‘like/favourite/share’ it. The post with the most amount of engagements will earn a follow up post outlining HOW TO DEVELOP COMPETENCIES RELATED TO THAT POST. Say/Do Ratio This is… Read more »

Challenges for the Modern Leader #4: Winning Conditions

5 Challenges for the Modern Leader

This week, I am proposing 5 challenges facing modern leaders, and the respective competencies needed to face each challenge. If you like a specific post, please ‘like/favourite/share’ it. The post with the most amount of engagements will earn a follow up post outlining HOW TO DEVELOP COMPETENCIES RELATED TO THAT POST. Winning Conditions The fourth… Read more »