Getting good players is easy. Gettin’ em to play together is the hardest part.—Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager Casey Stengel
Anyone holding a management or executive position for an organization is likely to always have a full plate, such as a to-do list that is never fully realized. This state of perpetual motion can be stressful. How should leaders address this situation and ensure that their teams are managing the business and their own work-life balance?
Project failures, lost momentum, and personnel losses are frustrating and discouraging, and they shake every company from time to time. A leader’s response to such setbacks is the #1 determinant of their effect on the future of the business.
Given the rapid innovation and technological revolutions of the past decade or so, it can seem difficult to believe that one of the most revolutionary “software” apps of the business world was developed in the 1980s.
I am often asked the question, “What is the difference between running our own brainstorming retreat and working with an executive coach?” This is an excellent opening to share some vital differences.