Have you created a “bias for action”?

How does your organization communicate your direction, your azimuth? How do you set your teammates up for success?  How do you set the conditions to encourage ...

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Are Your Ends, Ways, and Means in Balance? Planning and Strategy

Planning and strategy is always vital. As the old saying goes, ‘If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.’  You and your team don’t want to find ...

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Go Tell The Spartans

In one of the most storied battles of ancient history, some 300 Spartans fought to the death to hold a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece for 3 days against over ...

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Why Personnel Development Matters

In this 13-minute video, Randy MacLean and U.S. Army Major General Robert Mixon talk about how the Army uses a continuous personnel development model to prepare people ...

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Are you a good listener?

Have you ever worked for a boss who was a not a good listener? Did he or she have all the answers and for whatever reasons, didn’t solicit your ideas and feedback? Did ...

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Developing Level Five Leaders

A great book to appreciate the definition of a Level Five leader is Jim Collins’ “Good to Great”.  According to Jim Collins, a Level Five leader “builds enduring ...

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