Leadership Development

Align4Profit Leadership Development Blog

Leadership development may be the most important activity in any organization. In my quest to helping men and women become more and more effective leaders, I share weekly articles that are a quick read with a promise to give your leaders actionable tips they can implement immediately.

It’s my goal to share my experience together with candid and pragmatic advice founded on deep research.

Read and enjoy! To make sure you don’t miss any updates, let me send you a weekly article to your email.

May 18, 2015

Coffee, Tea, and Leadership Intimacy

It’s practically impossible to watch a British movie or TV show without someone inviting someone else to sit down and, “Have a nice cup of tea.” All around the world, […]
May 4, 2015

Nine Nasty No-nos for Smart Global Leaders

As the world shrinks, leaders are expected to lead teams consisting of professional people living and working in cultures spread around the globe. As a result, inevitably and innocently, cultural […]
May 1, 2015

Align4Profit Wins for Leadership Excellence Again

Once again this year Align4Profit was awarded the Top 3 Leadership 500 Excellence award for Midsize Leadership Partner & Providers. For over 30 years, Leadership Excellence, now in association with […]
April 27, 2015

Why Leading Is Not About Winning

Yes, the university catalog cover you see below was a huge, insensitive, socially out-of-touch blunder. We don’t even have to go into the gender and racial insensitivity it conveys. But […]
April 20, 2015

13 Traits of Courageous Leaders

Courage can be obvious, as demonstrated by the firefighter who rushes into a burning building to save a life. But you don’t have to throw yourself on a grenade to […]
April 13, 2015

Sitting — How to Stop It from Killing You

First the bad news. We—that’s you, I, and most people—sit on average 9.3 hours a day. That’s more than we sleep, about 7.7 hours a day. We have to sleep, […]
April 6, 2015

Fit in or stand out? Inclusion means both.

Belonging to a group, a team, or an organization doesn’t have to mean conforming. You can be both unique and be a team player. In fact, that’s what you as […]
March 30, 2015

8 Ways Introverts Add Value to Your Organization

Introverts have always been with us, even though the term was not popularized until the 20th century by Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Jung. His ideas on extroversion and introversion […]
March 23, 2015

Future Leaders. What’s in Store. (What’s a store?)

Future Leaders. What’s in Store. (What’s a store?) I hesitate to warn leaders about change, because change is, always has been, and always will be the rule. So what’s new? […]
March 16, 2015

Dive Deep to Address Resistance to Change

People can and will change their behavior when and only when they convince themselves that the change will benefit them. Change must take place where it counts—deep in the structure […]
March 9, 2015

4 Ways to Help Employees Out of Hell

The word hell comes to us through the Anglo-Saxon roots of English and from the Proto-Indo-European word kel, which means to conceal or cover up. If you’ve ever concealed anything […]
March 2, 2015

Mending the Madness of Multitasking

Among the 25 million meetings that take place in the US every day, 92 percent of the participants engage in some form multitasking such as texting, checking emails, or eating. […]
February 23, 2015

The Imitation Game and Leadership Intimacy

The Imitation Game and Leadership Intimacy Alan Turing was a genius. Known as the father of computer science, he gave the world the fundamental concepts required to invent and build […]
February 16, 2015

4 Kinds of Clarity to Improve How You Delegate

Leaders have to delegate. They decide who does what work and how much. In a competitive marketplace, success goes to those who produce most efficiently. You want your teams to […]
February 9, 2015

4 Ways to Ace the Culture-Results Balancing Act

Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001 is known for driving performance. One of the most praised corporate leaders in the world, Welch increased […]
January 13, 2018

Motivate your team by giving them Autonomy

Motivate your team by giving them Autonomy Imagine you were alone in the office, no one to direct your work. What would you do? You may think it is the […]
January 12, 2018

5 Drivers to Really Motivate Employees

5 Drivers to Really Motivate Employees Managers want to motivate their people, but drivers of motivation are as different for each employee as the uniqueness of each individual employee. How […]
January 11, 2018
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4 Smart Practices for Focused Leaders

4 Smart Practices for Focused Leaders Disciplined and repeatable practices are the keys to hyper-productivity. How do the best performers start their day, manage their energy during the day, and […]
January 10, 2018

Boost your team’s productivity by avoiding burnout

Boost your team’s productivity by avoiding burnout Heavy workloads, managing multiple priorities, and being bombarded with information result in stress and burnout. Therefore top performers view relaxation as an investment […]
January 8, 2018

Are your leaders unhealthily obsessed with work emails?

What is the cost to your organization when your leaders are less productive? We all need time to recharge our brains, and when we constantly check our emails, it reduces […]
January 1, 2018

Will 2018 be the year your managers take back their lives and their productivity?

Will 2018 be the year your managers take back their lives and their productivity? Small changes in how they manage their time and tweak their personal effectiveness can lead to […]