Leadership Behaviors and Characteristics

We just completed a three-month leadership training and development program with a client in Colorado. During one of our sessions together, the participants identified leadership behaviors and characteristics of leaders in their lives who have made the biggest impact. 

Take a look at see how you stack up. 

Tension Between Micromanagement and Accountability

In several of my recent team building and leadership development programs, I've noticed a tension between accountability and micromanagement.

On one hand the leader believes he is holding his team members accountable, and on the other hand team members see the leader as micromanaging.

Ignite! in Training Magazine

Leadership training book, Colorado

We are very excited to announce that an excerpt of Sal Silvester's newest book Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders has been published in Training Magazine. It's a great summary of the book, and you can check it out here: 

http://trainingmag.com/content/4-essential-rules-emerging-leaders

DiSC Webinar

What is the purpose of this webinar?

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a demonstration of the newest approach to communication and team training using DiSC as a foundation. This webinar will focus on the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile.

The Everything DiSC programs are training programs that help people understand themselves and others with the goal of creating effective working relationships and improving communication.

Would You Work for You?

Would you work for you?

This is such a powerful question that keeps coming up for me, and one that I ask clients as I consult with them on team and leadership development engagements.

Would you work for you?

If you turned the table and considered what it would be like to work for you...

What it takes to Trust

Our destination was the summit of the Grand Teton in Teton National Park, WY. At 13,775 feet above sea level, we'd have a 5,000 foot hike over 7 miles and then 2,200 feet of technical rock.

We took a day to hike in. Then we got an alpine start on the Petzoldt Ridge, an exposed 800 foot rock route leading to a more moderate 1,200 feet  on the Upper Exum Ridge. Almost 14 hours later we were back at our camp.

Structure and Relationships

The most effective teams have a consistent focus on both structure and relationships. They know that being strong in both areas is critical to maximizing their potential. 

By structure I mean that the right components are in place - I call these the cultural building blocks of a team - that enable team success. For example, purpose is clear, communication strategy supports the team's purpose, and norms drive a common and collective way of working together.

What is the DiSC Profile?

Everything DiSC ProfilesThe DiSC Profile is a behavioral style profile developed by Inscape Publishing. The profile is designed to help people understand their differening approaches to work so that ultimately an organization can be more successful. We use DiSC within our team and leadership development programs to help clients: 

Delegation Styles

Effective delegators know that a one-size fits all approach to delegation isn't very effective. The best leaders adapt how they delegate based on their team members' level of competency and confidence. Here is a simple chart that we use in our leadership development and executive coaching programs in Denver and Boulder, Colorado to show the Directing, Coaching, and Empowering delegation styles. 

My Most Memorable Recognition Experience

Reflecting back on my days in the Army, there are two moments that are most memorable for me. The first was an award ceremony where several soldiers, including myself, were recognized at the end of an almost year-long deployment in Turkey.  The second was my graduation from Ranger School.

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