A Practical Leadership Framework For Challenging Times

Hello from my world in the San Francisco Bay Area! The companies around here that I work with are deep into three hard months of COVID-era impacts. “Opening up” has been very slow and measured. Most people wear masks in public, and many companies are allowing people to work from home. When people meet in [...]

Why You Should Take A Coaching Approach To Leadership

I’ve been thinking about the importance of clarifying different types of leadership styles, and I wanted to explore one in particular in this newsletter. You may have heard of “Servant Leadership” and “Situational Leadership” and other style variations. I’m interested in helping people shift to a "Coaching" style of leadership. This seems like a good [...]

The Importance of Effective Feedback

In last month's newsletter, we looked at the first of two high performance leadership skills essential to becoming the communicator your team wants you to be. If you missed it, head here. This month, we'll continue where we left off. High Performance Leadership Skill #2: Effective Feedback Giving and getting feedback is one of the [...]

The Two things You Must Do To Become The Communicator Your Team Wants You To Be

Leadership in business has changed dramatically over the past few years. It is more inclusive, strategic and “emotionally intelligent” than ever before. Often called High Performing Leadership (HPL) , it’s a popular style because it produces results. High performing leaders are able to accomplish what every leader wants: “To inspire others to follow them to places they might [...]

Leading Through Tough Times – Planning the Future Through Customer Feedback

Market projections are a valuable, yet somewhat elusive, part of a company's strategic planning process. Many of us feel ignorant about what's coming, especially as the "experts" can't seem to agree on much about our economy and where it's headed. Nonetheless, it's important to learn what key trends are facing your industry and company and [...]

Five Easy Leadership Coaching Tips

The work of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner in The Leadership Challenge is one of my favorite resources for leadership growth. Lauren Parkhill offers a few important Tips from a recent Kouzes event. You probably know how important coaching and practice are to success in sports, but how often do you hear business leaders talking [...]

Google’s Quest to Build a Better Boss

By Adam Bryant, published March 12, 2011 New York Times, Business Day Laszlo Bock of Google says its study found that a boss’s technical expertise was less important than “being accessible.” Michelle Donovan and Prasad Setty were on the team that led Google’s management effectiveness project. In early 2009, statisticians inside the Googleplex here embarked [...]

The Need for High Performing Leadership in Today’s Complex Economy

By Jeri L. Mersky, Ph.D. JLM Management Consultants PDF Version Leadership in many contemporary businesses has been changing dramatically over the past few years. It is more inclusive, strategic and “emotionally intelligent” than ever before. Often called High Performing Leadership (HPL), the reason for the change is not that managers suddenly decided that a HPL [...]