May 3, 2019

I was asked recently why an employee should have respect for their manager, if the manager didn’t have any experience doing the technical job that the employee is doing?  This comes up frequently in the training and consultations that I conduct.  The comments like, “Th...

October 21, 2018

Statistically, I am a survivor and probably shouldn't be here... With a significantly lower average life expectancy after retirement, increased exposure to hazards, vicarious stress (and/or PTSD), shiftwork and sleep deprivation, and a higher rate of suicide, the avera...

June 6, 2018

Can your supervisors transform their leadership inspiration into behaviors?

In my CMF Leadership Consulting’s Leadership Effectiveness seminars, I ask the age-old question: What’s the difference between managing and leading?  I always get some close responses and then s...

February 15, 2018

Scenario - You are observing a classroom of kindergarten students and see "Little Johnnie" coloring on the wall by the window.  The teacher goes over and tells "Little Johnnie" to, "Stop coloring on the walls," but then doesn't give any direction after that.  So, a few...

February 3, 2017

Every time we do a leadership class or training, we talk about traits of a good leader, and inevitably "integrity" and "loyalty" are almost always traits that are mentioned.  In and by themselves, these are fantastic traits, not just for leaders, but as followers and t...

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