Leadership Is Not a Life Hack

Leadership Is Not a Life Hack

Ourthinking I was browsing Fast Company’s “Top Leadership Stories” recently and was struck by something. It’s actually something that has been bothering me for a while. Usually, it comes up in small doses and I brush it off. But here it was concentrated in one...
3 Coaches Nobody Wants (INFOGRAPHIC)

3 Coaches Nobody Wants (INFOGRAPHIC)

Ourthinking Bad coaches kill credibility, trust, and engagement. And that hurts performance. We see these coaching fails every day in top organizations. It’s behavior many managers have learned. Download PDF: 3 Coaches Nobody Wants Great leaders must be strong...
Why Strengths-Based Coaching Tops Out at 35 MPH

Why Strengths-Based Coaching Tops Out at 35 MPH

Ourthinking Strengths-based leadership development can hurt organizations. A few years ago, a client devoted to strengths-based development discovered that our coaching program centered on tackling weaknesses head on. We were dismissed—despite the outstanding results...
How to Cure Producing Manager Syndrome

How to Cure Producing Manager Syndrome

Ourthinking “I don’t have time to coach or develop my employees as a manager, I have too much real work to do…” We hear it. We get it. We just don’t buy it. We do a lot of work with leaders in specialized industries like pharmaceuticals and high-tech, and...