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HIPO Programs Suck

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After decades working with self leaders and consulting with organizations on how to help them flourish, I have a few strong opinions about what works and what doesn’t. One of my primary pet peeves—HIPO Programs—is the topic for this month’s SmartBrief article. If you are a HIPO, I’d be curious to learn how you were selected as a “high-potential” employee. What characteristics do you have that make you higher potential than your coworkers? If you aren’t a HIPO, what are you? How  »  Read More

What if You’re a Cynic?

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Curious if you’re a cynic or not? Click on my SmartBrief blog to find out. Discover the impact of being a cynical leader through my interview with Dr. Drea Zigarmi—and what his recently published research reveals cynical employees don’t do. More importantly, you’ll find alternatives to workplace cynicism that threatens your and your employees’ well-being, productivity, and innovation. Read my SmartBrief post here:  »  Read More

The Case for Just-in-Time Leadership

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Even when you have the best of intentions, research shows you may have blind spots when it comes to developing your staff and helping them achieve their goals. This month, my SmartBrief blog explores how to take advantage of “Just-in-Time Leadership.” If you are leading in the face of disruption, change, and higher-than-ever expectations for innovation and performance, practicing JIT Leadership may be the answer. But, beware, JIT Leadership requires shifting your focus from traditional  »  Read More

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