When is the Right Time to Start a Big People Project?

By Michael Timms | April 29, 2018

“Now isn’t the right time.”  As a leadership development consultant, I’ve heard that phrase more than you can imagine.  I help organizations of all sizes to implement a process to continually develop their people.  That’s no small undertaking.  It’s not surprising that business leaders are a little hesitant about jumping headlong into a project that…

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Why Some Leaders Become Legendary, And How You Can Too!

By Michael Timms | April 13, 2018

If I asked you to name some legendary leaders, who do you think of?  You might think of people like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Jesus, or the Dalai Lama, among others.  Each of these leaders became legendary because, like the metaphorical pebble thrown in the pond, their influence is…

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Is Your Company Ready for the Impending Grey Tsunami?

By Michael Timms | April 2, 2018

  “The sky is falling!”  “The sky is falling!”  You know the story—Chicken Little gets hit on the head by an acorn, hemistakenly believes that the sky is falling, and then he runs around hysterically warning others of an impending disaster that never happens.  Likewise, for the last decade or more you may have also…

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The Career Coach Model: A Proven Shortcut To World-Class People Development

By Michael Timms | March 17, 2018

What business leader wouldn’t want their company to be thought of as the Google of their industry?  Brilliant people lining up to get a job… soaring stock price… the company that everyone’s chasing.  Ahh, what a dream! You can stop dreaming now because there’s something quite simple you can do to help get you there.…

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Let Your People Out Of Job Boxes! Use Trello To Fit Jobs To People.

By Michael Timms | March 5, 2018

Have you ever considered how much time your staff are spending on tasks that should be done by someone being paid half as much? In fact, how much of your own work could be done by others to free you up to do the high value, strategic work you never seem to have time for?…

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Are You a Talent Developer or Talent Waster?

By Michael Timms | February 20, 2018

Few leaders have earned a reputation for being an exceptional talent developer… but they’re out there.  You may have heard of some of them.  In professional football, 20 of the NFL’s 32 head coaches trained under Bill Walsh or under someone in his coaching tree. In hedge funds, Julian Robertson, the founder of the investment firm…

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10 Practices That Will Make Others Want Your Feedback

By Michael Timms | January 31, 2018

Right now, there is probably something you want to tell one of your colleagues… but you’re holding back.  It’s something that’s hurting their career, and they seem to be totally oblivious to it.  You’ve wanted to tell them about it for a while, but you haven’t because you are afraid that they will be offended…

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How Good Managers Foster Feedback-Rich Cultures

By Michael Timms | January 11, 2018

What do you think is the most important thing you can do to become a more effective, successful leader?  I often ask this question to leaders at all levels who attend my leadership training workshops.  I usually hear answers like, “improve my strategic thinking”, “become more persuasive”, and “be more motivational.”  These are all reasonable…

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