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Challenging Leadership Thinking … To Enable Strategic Improvement

Quick Lessons from Oahu

June 26, 2015

Dr. Scott Yorkovich

2015-06-26

We arrived on the island of Oahu last night. This is a long-anticipated family vacation. It is the first time our sons have joined us to visit what has become a favorite place for Julie and I to rest and have fun. Since my focus right now is really family and vacation time, I’m going to make this a fast post. However, in the short time I’ve been on the island, two important leadership lessons have been loud and clear.

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Leaders, Who is Watching?

June 24, 2015

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2015-06-24

Do you wear glasses or contacts? I recently bought a new pair of frames with my updated prescription. It was a transaction that was long overdue. My previous glasses dated back over 4 years. And during that time my prescription had changed a couple times and my frames looked dated and worn. Now, I have to share that during the 4+ years I went without updating my glasses, I did update my contact prescription.

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Leader Lost Their Way?

June 19, 2015

Dr. Scott Yorkovich

2015-06-19

It happens to all leaders. It happens to leaders on your team. They (or you) have lost their way. They (or you) have become distracted by issues that are not central to the role and responsibility of being a leader. How do you know? What’s the effect? There might be conflict on the team. Relationships may even be fractured. Key decisions may have been fumbled. Wonderful opportunities may have been missed. People are questioning the direction and future of the organization. They have lost their hope. How do you recover?

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Should a Leader Stay or Go?

June 17, 2015

Dr. Robert Gerwig

Gerwig 2015-06-17bAt least weekly, someone asks me whether they should stay or go? Sometimes it’s a manufacturing professional. Sometimes it’s a college student. Sometimes it’s a pastor. Sometimes it’s a logistics executive. Sometimes it’s a military officer. And always, they’re wrestling with something. Pay. Hours. Difficult boss. Greener grass. Warmer climate.
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Lessons from a Transparent Bridge

June 12, 2015

Dr. Scott Yorkovich

2015-06-12

Do you get a little queasy feeling when you’re on the edge of a cliff, or a high pedestrian bridge in a park? Are you at least a little afraid of heights? Perhaps a lot? Imagine traversing a glass-floored bridge, 1,200 feet long and 1,300 feet in the air. You step out onto the 20-foot wide walkway and as you move forward, the land below you drops quickly away into the canyon below—but your feet seem to be resting on air as you can see everything below you.

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