What If Your Company Leader Is Sinking the Ship?

In the beginning of my sessions with leadership teams, I preface our time together by saying, “If you have that little voice inside of you, that little piece of you that says I should say something, then say it. We can’t afford to not know the true condition of your organization.” I say this, because [...]

2018-03-09T15:07:26+00:00March 12th, 2018|Blog Articles, Difficult Decisions, Hiring / Firing, Leadership|Comments Off on What If Your Company Leader Is Sinking the Ship?

Should You Commit to a Bad Team Decision?

“But Jim, I completely disagree with the decision. How can you expect me to support John’s decision and commit to it when I think it’s wrong?” “Tom”, I replied, “I’m not asking you to agree with John. I’m asking you to do the greater good—to be unified as a leadership team in all the decisions [...]

2017-11-27T20:16:18+00:00November 27th, 2017|Difficult Decisions|Comments Off on Should You Commit to a Bad Team Decision?

How Consensus Can Kill Your Company

Most people would say that consensus is a wonderful thing. When everyone agrees, there will be no battles and the project will go on without a hitch, right? Unfortunately, no. In his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni says, “Consensus is horrible. I mean, if everyone really agrees on something and consensus [...]

2017-06-26T17:50:52+00:00June 26th, 2017|Blog Articles, Conflict Management, Difficult Decisions, Leadership|Comments Off on How Consensus Can Kill Your Company

Is Your Business Structured Like a Race Horse or a Platypus?

Most companies end up structured in a way that is very unintentional. Recently I told a new client that many companies end up with an organizational structure that looks much more like a platypus than the stallion your company needs. They got a chuckle out of this. I soon learned that the nervous laughter was [...]

2017-02-14T02:35:57+00:00February 14th, 2017|Accountability, Blog Articles, Company Growing Pains, Difficult Decisions, Leadership, Simplify, Small Business, Structure, Team Health|Comments Off on Is Your Business Structured Like a Race Horse or a Platypus?

Need to Have Tough Conversation?

October, 12th, 2016 “Jim, I can’t put my finger on just one thing that has changed. But, things are just smoother, easier almost. It just doesn’t take the crazy effort to get things done like it use to. I don’t think we realized all the wasted energy and time but we do now. Things are [...]

3 Choices When Dealing with a People Problem

I am at a session with one of my clients and we are working through a problem that they have been struggling with for a while. It was a concern about one of their people. This person was not performing at the level that they should be and through our work with the People Analyzer [...]

2017-01-02T21:13:42+00:00September 8th, 2016|Blog Articles, Communication, Conflict Management, Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management, Problem Solving, Small Business|Comments Off on 3 Choices When Dealing with a People Problem

You have to do something Scary

October 12, 2015 I think the timing of this post is apropos as Halloween is right around the corner. Halloween. The time of the year that it is “okay” to do something scary. It would be my hope though that you wouldn’t wait till October every year to do something scary. We find that great [...]

2017-01-02T21:15:04+00:00October 12th, 2015|Blog Articles, Company Growing Pains, Difficult Decisions, Leadership|Comments Off on You have to do something Scary