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Understanding Why We Hire So Fast & Fire So Slow

I participated in a leadership workshop for other CEOs and business owners several years ago, and the speaker shared one poignant remark that has stuck with me ever since! In many organizations, we have a tendency to hire very fast

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The 4 P’s Of Executive Gold

Eight years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “The 4 P’s of Olympic Gold”. The article was inspired by Shaun White’s amazing Gold medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Anybody who watched the Men’s Halfpipe competition

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Eight Strategies To Create Your Always, Ongoing Performance Management Process

Did you just complete your annual performance reviews at the end of the year? If so, congratulations! No? Then, that probably means you’re still dreading it’s that time of the year! How often have you heard a business leader grimace

Posted in Accelerated workplace, Accomplishment, Accountability, Achievement, Action Planning, business, Change management, Coaching, Collaboration, Commitment, Communication, Executive Coaching, Leadership, Performance Management Process, Performance Review, success, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , ,

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Do you have anyone on your team or in your company who has lost his or her luster? I find that most employees deliver their most effective work within their first year or so of accepting a new job or

Posted in Accountability, Employee Performance, Job Rotation, Leadership, organizational culture, Performance Management, Strategic Culture Change, Talent Management, Workforce Management

Declare It To Achieve It and You Can Have Anything

For much of my adult life, I’ve had thoughts about the future I have wanted to create for myself.  The stuff I wanted to have. The relationships. The professional accomplishments. Wanting those things for my future is nice. At times,

Posted in Accomplishment, Accountability, Achievement, Commitment, Declaration, Goal Setting, Goals, Inspiration, Intentions, Results, Strategic Planning, Strategic Thinking, Visioning

Super Charging Your Company with Smart Goals

Over the years, I’ve consulted with organizations large and small and across industries more diverse than I can even remember. The one thing that has always been a constant though is that the people who define their strategic intentions always

Posted in Accountability, Alignment, Goals, Innovation, Motivation, Organization Development, Organizational Change Management, Performance Improvement, SMART goals, Strategy

Commitment, Having Integrity and Being Accountable to Our Words

The nice thing about being self-employed is that I don’t have a boss. In my experience, one of the most challenging parts of being self-employed, however, is that I don’t have a boss! For more than 10 years now, I’ve

Posted in Accountability, Action, Al Capone, Commitment, Elliot Ness, Integrity, Intentions, Kevin Costner, Leadership, Sean Connery, The Untouchables

Forget the Problem…What’s the Solution?!?

So many people I know and consult with are brilliantly adept at identifying problems. Throughout their days, they are quick to find fault in others, and they regularly blame their environment for what isn’t producing their intended results. While this

Posted in Accountability, Coaching, Executive Coaching, Leadership, Problem-Solving, Problems, Solutions, Taking Ownership

Leadership Lessons from Our New Canine Companion, Nigel

Plus Delta’s staff has a long-standing history of inviting our four-legged canine friends to work with us. In fact, that’s one of the many reasons why Our Blog was honored as one of the top consulting blogs by OnlineBusinessSchool.org. Well,

Posted in Accountability, blogs, Canine, Dog, Labrador, Leadership, Learning, Lessons, Pit Bull

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