Archives for February 2011

Fuzzy Objectives = Fuzzy Results

Most organizations speak clearly and eloquently about their most valuable asset – their people. They have a genuine desire to create a culture that retains the brightest and best employees, and can articulate how their employee development initiatives either ensure the organization flourishes, or relegate it to floundering. What predicts flourishing or floundering? It’s the […]

Performance Review Makeover

Most employees view performance reviews unenthusiastically. Why? For many the review process is a monologue by the manager and is devoid of a deeper, meaningful, and authentic dialogue. It is less about how both the manager and employee are creating the extra-ordinary, and more about staying out of trouble with human resources. The riskiest aspect […]

Life’s 3 Most Important Questions

I’m not an existentialist – I am someone however who believes there are important questions that need to be asked of ourselves in order to effectively lead others. Twelve years ago I met Dr. G., a psychiatrist deeply committed to helping people get clear about their purpose in life. In a serendipitous meeting he asked […]

Avoiding The Sting

I remember vividly the first time I was stung by a hornet. It was so painful that I’ve become conditioned to take flight – not unlike my dog at bath time. Whenever I find myself near them, it doesn’t matter who is around I’m heading for cover! I understand intellectually hornets play a crucial role […]

What’s Your Leadership Philosophy?

After twenty-seven years in leadership roles I’ve come to the conclusion that the majority of leadership development programs are misguided, ineffective, and detrimental to organizational performance. I’ll even go so far as to say that the whole notion of leadership development is a waste of money. Why? Because as a leadership consultant I see organizations […]

A Bigger Yes

A Bigger Yes from Hugh Blane on Vimeo.