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Will your team follow you?

April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

An organization’s many stakeholders value strong decisive leadership.  We see the decisive leader as someone who gets things done and makes things happen. However, there are times when there is a disconnect between the leader and the team they are leading.   The leader feels they are being clear in the direction and that everyone is proceeding forward toward the same goal.  In reality, the team is perplexed and uncertain as to what is actually going on. Unrest is building and less and less is [...]

  • The Best Lessons In Life I Learned From Parenting. #kineticinsights
  • The Best Lessons In Life I Learned From Parenting. #kineticinsights
  • The Best Lessons In Life I Learned From Parenting. #kineticinsightsThe Best Lessons In Life I Learned From Parenting. #kineticinsights


November 21st, 2018|0 Comments

I often tell my clients, that the best leadership lessons I have ever learned were from being a parent. The leadership skillset requires that you are always thinking ahead, balancing multiple priorities, helping others to accomplish stretch goals, noticing their needs and feelings, resolving conflicts, and listening, really well.  To all the parents out there or those who fill that role in the life of a family member, someone they love, does this sound familiar? Parenting, not unlike leadership, is challenging and rewarding. It [...]

When the Middle becomes the Beginning: Why and How – you need to invest more in coaching your mid-level leaders

October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Do you think it’s too costly to develop your middle managers as well as your executives? Think again. Many organizations treat middle management as a Darwinian proving ground by making a minimal investment and then waiting to see who survives. Meanwhile, the best development tools such as executive coaching, action learning task teams, and high fidelity simulations, are reserved for senior leaders and a select group of high potentials. These are often expensive and the size of their middle management population drives organizations to [...]

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The Risks of Either-Or Thinking

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Life is full of light-hearted paradoxical sayings: slow down to speed up, tough love, stability through change, and more. Most leaders easily understand that these behaviors sound like opposites ends of a continuum but are really very complementary. We know there can be great benefits in using “both” of these “opposites”. Unlike these common paradoxes, “either-or” thinking is a trap we can easily fall into that encourages us to believe there is only one right behavior and it blinds us to the opportunities of [...]

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The Purpose of Servant Leadership

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Leadership comes in many colors. In today’s world we see leaders who demand respect by putting others down and elevating themselves. We see leaders who know something is right or wrong, but in order to keep the peace or achieve an agenda, they don’t speak up. We see leaders who drive their people for results at all costs. And, occasionally we see a strong leader who emerges as a true servant leader. In my experience it is far too infrequent to see this type [...]

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Emotional Intelligence for Teams

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

When we think about how to best develop leadership skills in those around us, we frequently encounter the need to strengthen Emotional Intelligence (EI). Likewise, most leadership development programs identify EI as a major objective. However, little attention has been given to developing the emotional intelligence of teams, despite the fact that organizations strongly rely on teams for delivering a wide range of results. We see this as a major oversight. Research has found a clear correlation between team emotional intelligence and overall team [...]

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Building Leadership from the Inside Out

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Everyday headlines shout loudly about professionals from the ranks of politics, government, religion, media, and business who have succeeded greatly in their chosen field of endeavor only to have their personal failures take them down. We have all looked on as one-by-one leaders from all walks of life have crashed and burned, resulting in public humiliation for the leader, their family, and their organizations. Each of these leaders up to the crashing point, has had enough effective leadership skills to rise through the ranks [...]

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Feedback on Feedback

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

It's not much of a surprise that most leaders honestly say they want quality feedback. What IS surprising, is that very few people, leaders included, are actually good at giving feedback. Many simply don't give enough. Studies and surveys show that as many as 1/3 of all feedback interventions backfire while a whopping 98% of employees will fail to be engaged due to lack of or poorly delivered feedback. In the face of these startling numbers, 58% of managers still feel they do give [...]

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