The Trump Experiment Is Over: A Cautionary Tale of Leadership and Character

Trump lost the election because of a lack of real leadership. There is a great saying: “Talent and skill will get you the position; character will keep you there.” Trump revealed his true character and showed an unwillingness to evolve and the nation revolted against it. The American people are willing to overlook almost anything when the economy is working for everyone. Enter COVID and the resulting poor economy and voters saw Trump naked. A lack of principles. A lack of vision. A lack of common decency. The absence of these traits forced the American public to look at Trump, point our fingers and say the words, “You’re fired.” For now, the Trump Experiment is over. We tried Teflon Don and found him wanting.

Leadership Is Losing

You’ve seen him or her. The parent who cannot let go of their child. They hold on much too long. They hover. They hold them back. They refuse to encourage their child too much for fear their child will fly the coop.  And who loses out.  Both the parent and the child.  The child loses … Continue reading Leadership Is Losing

Promotion Should Depend on the Person Being Promoted

Promotions are a great thing. Most people live for promotions.  Most.  Yet, often, in many organizations we observe a talented individual and, because we believe more responsibility for this talented individual will mean greater success for the organization, we promote the individual.  And sometimes – more than we care to admit – the individual fails. … Continue reading Promotion Should Depend on the Person Being Promoted

On Resilience: Expect Change, Disruption and Adversity

We have defined resilience as the process by which an organization, team or individual maintains organizational or mental health while achieving positive growth through change, disruption and adversity. Resilience is not simply a verb or a noun. It is both. Resilience is something you become based on the actions you do. Any person, team or … Continue reading On Resilience: Expect Change, Disruption and Adversity

On Resilience: 6 Step Process To Persevere Through Change, Disruption & Adversity

We are looking at this idea of resilience – personal and organizational. As we have stated, resilience is significant in that it is a character trait that must be found in the individual – or group of individuals – before it can be found within a team organization.  We have also come to see resilience … Continue reading On Resilience: 6 Step Process To Persevere Through Change, Disruption & Adversity