Owning Our Style We Didn’t Create

No one gets to pick their parents or natural style Did you know over 50% of your natural behavioral style, how you are wired, is from genetics?   As a result, you did not get to pick your parents or your …

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Your Behavioral Style – You Did Not Create

That quote by George Saunders captures one of the greatest ironies and honest truths I have discovered in my 18 years of behavioral science training, and that is ‘you did not create your natural behavioral style but you do own …

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Shepherding Talent Organization

Accept the responsibility to shepherd your talent

Recently, a leader was venting to me regarding all of the people challenges he was facing. These challenges included high turnover, slow to fill positions and low employee engagement to name a few. And then it hit me. No one …

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Tough Conversations Made Easier

Making Tough Conversations Easier

Do I have to have the tough conversations? “You’re not learning anything unless you’re having the difficult conversations.” This quote from Gwyneth Paltrow is true when it comes to being the leader of a team.  You know which conversations I …

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Wear The Right Hat

“Wearing the right hat”?? A few months ago, I wrote a column about family-owned businesses. Several readers have asked me to expand a bit on “wearing the right hat.” In most family owned businesses the owner (s) typically plays a …

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