13 Components of an Effective Leadership Philosophy

As a leader (and most people are leaders in one way or another) you lead by a set of principles that you may not have thought through intentionally.

Effective Change Engages, Informs, and Involves Everyone

What’s the most effective change initiative you’ve experienced in your career? What did leaders do to engage, inform, and involve you?

Life In Isolation

I know isolation. I know change and uncertainty. What it means to have your world toppled upside down.

Why Senior Leaders Have the Ultimate Responsibility

Creating a compelling team vision is a terrific activity for engaging team members in the core work of the team.

Leaders, What Do Your People Need Right Now?

Taking a moment to identify individual and group needs and then deliberately making the effort to address those needs will greatly enhance your leadership and the effectiveness of your team.

How Generation Z Could Solve the Water Workforce’s Talent Problem

These digital natives are already disrupting several other industries and modernizing how companies conduct business. The water industry is perfectly suited for this disruption.

The Likability Factor

The Likability Factor

In almost every aspect of life, the term likeability is at the center of decision making. This idea holds true in political campaigns, speed dating, beauty contests, American Idol, selection of church pastors, straw polls, hand in marriages, choosing favorite foods, a...

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Every Day is a Holiday

Every Day is a Holiday

Practically every day is a holiday – especially if you are retired. The month of February, however, offers some particularly interesting opportunities to admire the creativity of the greeting card industry or to explore some of the folklore or religious origins of...

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Bribery and Debarment

Bribery and Debarment

“Your criminal actions raise serious questions as to whether you have the requisite personal integrity and business ethics to be a responsible Government contractor.” That’s me. I was debarred from being a government contractor, and based on my conduct and offense...

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Electoral System: UK & U.S.

Electoral System: UK & U.S.

It’s an exciting time for government. There’s a Presidential election next year in the US, and the UK will choose its Prime Minister in May, just a few months from now. But how we choose our leaders differs by country – and ultimately influences the result, our...

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Run for Your Life

Run for Your Life

I have been a runner now for over 30 years at a level that many people can probably identify with. I will never be in danger of troubling the elite participants in any race but, at times of consistent training, I can put in a performance that many runners would be...

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