Results versus Reasons

Reasons Vs Results is a conversation tool that is used when you hear excuses or reasons why something can’t be done or wasn’t done. Wishing and hoping, reasons and excuses will never tell the truth. If you say you intend to change a behaviour, have you? You’ve...

Apple Business Strategy Illustrates Customer Friction

You know the power of the Apple brand. You’ve seen innovation that transformed how we work, live and communicate. What if the Apple business strategy requires an update? What if the current business strategy leads to a smaller yet still highly-profitable fan...

The secret to engaging HiPos

Engage Your HiPos! Engagement is the alchemy that retains HiPos when competitors and head hunters target your talent.  Engagement can be defined as a “state of substantial emotional and cognitive investment” (Kahn, 1990).  Engagement is not just an isolated activity,...

How to stream your HiPo development

You know different levels of leadership come with different levels of complexity, challenge, and ambiguity.  High-potential leaders rushed up the promotion ladder may be derailed as senior leaders if they miss out on a seminal developmental experience.  Critical...

Social Capital – Could be your deciding factor

Consider a room full of light bulbs with the leader as the light bulb in the center. It doesn’t matter if the leader isn’t the brightest bulb in the room. What matters = Does the leader light up and energize others? Decision makers call this Social...