Tag Archives: foxwood associates

Swapping Control for Influence

It seems these days that you don’t have to look too far to find frustrated leaders. They’re easy to spot by the cloud hanging over their heads. Nothing is going right and no one is doing enough of what they … Continue reading

Posted in Human Capital, Leadership, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Strategy, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Swapping Control for Influence

Training Animals and People for Extraordinary Performance

The title of a recent Harvard Business Review article caught my attention: “Nearly 40% [of leaders] Never Give Positive Reinforcement”. Wow! That’s pretty remarkable. It’s also remarkably sad, but with all the negative noise around us maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. … Continue reading

Posted in Human Capital, Leadership, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Strategy, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Training Animals and People for Extraordinary Performance

Getting Something For Nothing

Free. Who doesn’t like free – getting something for nothing? It’s a great concept when I’m shopping, but when it comes to employee engagement, getting something for nothing can be a motivation killer. We’ve all experienced them in our career … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Finance, Human Capital, Leadership, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Strategy, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Getting Something For Nothing

When to Abandon a Strategy

We put a lot of time into business plans and strategies. Who would want to abandon or radically change something that so much work went into and yet, most successful companies do just that. Strategies seldom work out as they … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Finance, Leadership, Operations, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on When to Abandon a Strategy

Four Ways to Cure Indecisiveness

Arghhh!!! It drives me crazy sometimes when people are so afraid of what might happen that they can’t make a decision. It’s especially frustrating when I’m the indecisive one. Indecisive leaders drive employees crazy. Just make a decision, any decision. … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Finance, Leadership, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Four Ways to Cure Indecisiveness