Individual performance skills

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE AT WORK - The biggest issue I see amongst the coachees I see in my practice: How to get out of the survival trap. The challenge: How to take on the more important work, leave the lessor work...
Myers Briggs, Leadership, Love, and Power - Many studies have been undertaken to determine whether a particular leadership style is most beneficial for leadership success. There seems to be a correlation to the type of leadership...
How personal stress deteriorates organization health: Part 1 - Psychologists know what you know. A certain amount of stress is good to get you going and focused. Too much of it reduces performance—even leads to sickness and disease. Most people...
How to deal with complexity: Finding Common Ground - Last week I partnered with the Center of Integrative Leadership (Carlson School of Business) and The Global Food Safety Leadership (Veterinary School) of the University of Minnesota...
Improving quality of work life: Getting off the carousel - Why is it that we are working harder and feeling we are accomplishing less? Why is it possible to communicate instantaneously using multiple media with anyone in the world, and yet...
Time: Becoming more valuable and scarce - We all share one thing in common: A limited time on this earth. For many of us, we would like to use the occasion for a meaningful purpose. Many of us decided in our relative youth...
Obama’s Magic: What Happened? - What propels a person to have the courage to move from relative obscurity to becoming President of the United States and hold what many believe the most powerful position on earth? Clearly...
Why Leaders Can’t Find the Most Valuable Information: Part II. - Some people climb mountains for giggles. Others write books. Actually climbing a mountain may take less time and energy. First there is finding the thought and the time. Then there...
Leadership lessons learned from high school - As a senior in high school many years ago, I had to take three industrial arts classes: wood shop, metal shop, and mechanical drawing. It was my rural community’s way of insuring...