Talented Jerks

Talented Jerks

Do not tolerate brilliant jerks, the cost to teamwork is too high – Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix Different leaders have different attitudes about talented jerks or the high-maintenance genius, as some technology companies call them. These are the incredibly talented...
Aligning Strategy for Results

Aligning Strategy for Results

Have you ever considered what keeps most organizations from achieving their goals? Is it a lack of vision? What about an inability to attract and retain the right talent? Or not keeping up with technological advances? While these things are all critical to an...
Healthy Conflict for Healthy Teams

Healthy Conflict for Healthy Teams

If we manage conflict constructively, we harness its energy for creativity and development – Kenneth Kaye Conflict is a necessary part of any healthy team. Disagreements are an inevitable, normal, and healthy part of relating to other people. We must be able to...
How to Retain & Attract Talent

How to Retain & Attract Talent

Today companies are finding themselves in a unique position. Unemployment across the country is hovering somewhere between 3% – 4%. Even in the hardest hit, most economically depressed areas it’s around 10%, and in some places it’s at a record low of under 2%....
Succession Planning in Family Business

Succession Planning in Family Business

Great vision without great people is irrelevant. – Jim Collins It’s an often quoted statistic that the majority of family businesses don’t get passed on to the second generation, and the vast majority of second generation businesses don’t get passed on to...