Hot Spots and Challenges – Part 1


Are you aware of the "hot spots" in your organization? Do you know what actions, practices, and behaviors impact effectiveness and results?  Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board conducted a survey for the 7th consecutive year and simply asked leaders what would help … [Read more...]

Do You Effectively Delegate?


Effective leaders are also effective delegators.   Why? Delegation frees time and provides an opportunity to develop others. As leaders, we frequently spend too much time doing tasks; we are working in the business rather than on the business.  As leaders we need to step back from the tactical … [Read more...]

Innovate and Grow


Innovation and growth starts with self discovery, a purpose, and a vision. A real leader of growth and innovation has key objectives they want to reach, and they have a workable plan. An innovative and growth oriented person gets others involved in their plan because they know it can't be done … [Read more...]

Delivering WOW!


Have you ever heard of Zappos?  For those that have not, it was founded by Nick Swinmurn in 1999 as an online shoe company. By 2000, reported revenue was $1.6 million, and in 2009 they were acquired by Amazon for a reported $1.2 billion. What makes them stand out? They are known for their amazing … [Read more...]

Effective Meetings

How much of your day is spent attending meetings? What percentage of them would you say were a good use of your, and the other attendees' time? "There have been meetings of only a moment which have left impressions for life ..." -- J. B. … [Read more...]

PeopleTek: Communication – Success or Illusion?

Being an effective communicator is a requirement for successful leaders. There are many forms of communication and there are varying styles. Communication can be complicated. If we are effective communicators, the message we send will be received and accurately … [Read more...]

PeopleTek’s Leadership Compass

Given that leadership and having and providing clear direction go hand in hand, we created PeopleTek's "Leadership COMPASS" as a tool to stay on track.As always, success requires having a vision, a mission, goals, and measures, and that ALL behaviors support them.  They must be documented, shared, … [Read more...]

Increase Your Effectiveness – Follow Up

“The follow-up factor correlates with improved leadership effectiveness among both U.S. and non-U.S. executives”. - Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan Do you consistently follow-up? As a leader this could entail many things. You could follow-up on project tasks, goal achievement, new hires, … [Read more...]