Monkey management: Effective delegation

Monkey management: Effective delegation

Back in 1974, Oncken and Wass wrote a Harvard Business Review article called, “Who’s Got the Monkey?” It used monkeys as metaphors for tasks or projects. It was well-received nearly 50 years ago, and the article remains a popular reprint today. The...
Benefits of an internal book club

Benefits of an internal book club

Have you ever wondered how to maintain an organizational focus on leadership development in between training sessions and coaching engagements? The popularity of book clubs has continued to gain steam in the past several years, including those that focus on a specific...
Feed your mind, body and spirit

Feed your mind, body and spirit

The pandemic has created more discretionary time in some people’s calendars, as virtual work eliminates commute time and travel is less common. To be clear, we know that for essential workers the crisis has resulted in long hours with little free time, and...
CIMA: Calibrate your thinking in crisis

CIMA: Calibrate your thinking in crisis

Leaders need to model a calm demeanor, decisiveness and nimble change management, especially when times are hard. When there is chaos or crisis, finding balance and expending energy on the RIGHT stuff is hard to do. It can be all to easy to try to take control of...
Finding the right mindset in crisis

Finding the right mindset in crisis

The reality of a global pandemic is upon us, and individuals, teams and organizations are facing major change, disruption and uncertainty. This crisis presents unprecedented challenges because of its worldwide scale, unpredictability and speed. Emergencies such as the...