The Executive Toolbox: Open and Honest Communications

Why is it important to an executive to build a team that practices open and honest communication? It prevents the phenomena of The Emperor Has No Clothes. We all know the story: no one in the emperor’s court would tell him the fine suit he’d had made, and thought he was wearing in a parade, […]

The Executive Toolbox: Capable and Committed Team Members

A team that is capable is able to achieve what they need to do efficiently. A team that is committed is dedicated to achieving the team’s goals. To be successful, a team, and each member of the team, has to be both. Very often, as a consultant, I’ve worked with clients to make the distinction […]

The Executive Toolbox: Building Team Accountability

Successful teams take accountability for the results they achieve, both as a team and individually. This doesn’t happen accidently. The ability to build accountability with your team and each member of the team is a skill an executive needs to master in order to be successful. Executives often find it difficult to hold their teams […]

The Executive Toolbox: Building Effective Teams

Business owners and executives who enjoy long term success don’t necessarily need to be adept at team building but it’s certainly easier to be successful if you’re not going it alone. A team is a group of people who have a shared goal or goals. Those goals may be as simple as working together to […]

The Executive Toolbox: Listening

In the early days of cable systems a bus interface unit was placed between a remote dumb terminal and the network with a corresponding unit placed at the other end between the network and the mainframe computer. Much like people, these units couldn’t transmit and receive information at the same time. Yet we’re all guilty […]