Something surprised me the other day. It was the reason a colleague, who had left to work for a big company (sniff!), returned to ghSMART. She had left a couple of years ago to become a senior executive at a top-tier fashion brand. Sounded like a dream job at the time. But within 2 years, she returned to our firm. I was happy she came back; but what was a mystery to me was why she decided to come back. She sat down next to me at our firm’s annual Summit. [Continue »]
Leaders struggle to hold people accountable. According to our research for Power Score, we discovered that only 8% of leaders are good at holding people accountable.
Why do so many leaders struggle to hold people accountable?
Because when you do it wrong, it stinks for everyone. Tension, stress, and hurt feelings, bad results, and a culture of defensiveness rather than a culture of performance and personal growth. [Continue »]
Geoff: Pat, your new book The Ideal Team Player is crushing. Congrats on its success!
Pat: Thank you. I’m grateful that so many managers and leaders find it helpful.
Geoff: As a fellow business book author, I’m impressed that a fable format works so well with a business audience. Why do you think the fable format has been so successful for you? [Continue »]