disagree with your boss

How to disagree with your boss

I remember vividly as a young professional a time when I had a dissenting opinion about an important issue, but hesitated to offer it.  The problem was that I didn’t feel encouraged to give an honest opinion if it conflicted (and it did!) with that of the people more senior to me at the time.Continue Reading

leadership offsite

7 Benefits of a Leadership Offsite

We’ve seen periods where our clients were big on over-the-top boondoggle getaways for the leadership team and times when they stopped all workshops and retreats for austerity reasons. That’s two ends of a spectrum and neither end is ideal for most organizations.   Instead, somewhere in the middle – a getaway from the day-to-day challenges ofContinue Reading

humor in leadership

Is there room for humor in executive leadership?

How often do you and your team laugh and joke at work?  That might seem like a strange question, but humor at work can drive success in a variety of ways. Now, arguably some office cultures that are more open and creative are going to have very different examples of humor than perhaps an officeContinue Reading

strong work relationships

How strong are your work relationships?

Strong relationships are built on trust, respect and mutual support. The world’s best teams (whether in the arena or the boardroom) are built on those qualities. So how do you cultivate great work relationships? Team-building events will get you off to a good headstart but it’s really about how you approach everyday interactions. Here areContinue Reading