Leadership Tools

The Promotion Waiting Game Article in PDF

Many people have asked me “What do I have to do to get promoted?” I get this question about “The promotion waiting game” mostly from high-performing individuals who are accustomed to receiving frequent and meaningful promotions, but for some reason have stalled out.

Are You Fully Engaged Article in PDF

According to a recent study by Gallup on employee engagement, 85% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work. In this article I lay out solutions to answer the question “Are you Fully Engaged?”.

Developing Effective Presentations

Delivering Effective Presentations Article in PDF

Over the years I have developed a methodology for creating and delivering effective presentations. It has worked for me, and I thought it important to share what I have learned so that other people might benefit from this experience.

Personal Product Management

Personal Product Management in PDF

Great product management is at the core of a company’s success. We are also a “product,” but most people don’t think of themselves as a “product.” this article, I lay out why managing our brand as a product is important, the steps you should take to maximize your brand’s image and how to avoid “unforced errors”.

Five Why's

The Five Why’s Article in PDF

There is a technique I used to determine the root cause of a problem known in the manufacturing world as the “Five Why’s.” In this article I discuss the premise behind the technique and how to leverage this tool to understand the cause and effect relationship of an underlying problem.

What and How

What and How Article in PDF

Measuring performance for team members is a very hard thing to do. Sometimes, there is misalignment between the What and How behaviors. More weight should be given to how team members achieve their objectives versus focusing solely on what the team members achieved.

Effective One-On-One Meetings Article in PDF

One of the most important leadership qualities is the ability to hold effective one-on-one meetings with a team member. I wrote this article to help leaders maximize their time with their team members and to help team members get what they need from their leaders.