Strategy is Important, But Execution Counts

The old adage “if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there” reminds us that action without direction can be a fruitless endeavor. Without a plan, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to achieve our goals within a given timeframe. This is why the...

Which Team is Your Team One?

Most business leaders are on two teams, the team they’re on and the team they lead for the team they’re on. For example, many top-level business leaders are members of their company’s senior leadership team and lead one of their company’s key business functions (e.g.,...

What’s So Different About Leadership Teams?

The term “team” is often used to describe just about any group within organizations: sales teams, ops teams, even entire companies get referred to as teams. Similarly, many companies declare that they value teamwork. Some even have it in their core values. In my...

Do Leaders Come from Nature or Nurture?

5 Steps to Grow Your Leadership Skills, Even If You Are Not A “Born Leader” I have frequent debates with friends as to whether leaders are born or made. Leadership evokes images of people with great charisma, great vision and the capability to inspire others to take...