Below is a link to a playlist of Dean’s 1-minute Tips and Thoughts.
You need to create and foster a learning culture because otherwise, you will fall behind your competition.
The most brilliantly written strategic plans won't be successful without full engagement from those tasked to implement it.
The most important part of any conversation is listening. It's the key to success both in your personal life and your professional life.
We all love our portable devices, but the distraction they create eliminates people's ability to empathize and listen to other people and limits how much we can really learn.
The paradigm for leadership is authenticity. However, it does come with some challenges.
The time to give to other people is often the time you feel most in need.
Tips that will help you be more productive.
Storytelling has become so important because it really helps connect people and shift people's perceptions.
Find places that inspire that will you bring peace and calm and bring out your best. Let it anchor you, and in turn, you will be able to take it with you when at work.
Look to the future and identify stories that we may need to re-write because they won't let us progress.
How much should we really feel responsible for others when you are in a leadership position.
Learning is about discovery and sharing and connecting with other people.
When a company undergoes a merger, one of the top priorities should be the process of culture integration. It sets the company up for success along with anything else.
Our intelligence and energy are at their lowest during business meetings. Here are 3 things you can do to get the most out of these meetings.
Tool to master the process of brainstorming to generate the best ideas from the group.
There are really 5 basic questions that be part of every mission statement
The lifeblood of any organization is providing feedback. Here is a tool to help you do that in a safe, effective and engaging way.
It's so important to do things, whatever it may be, to open your mind to new ideas and gain new perspective
Take some time to go play. Give yourself permission to take some time for yourself and take a break. You'll be surprised the good it will do.
It's harder to find good people and leaders and companies need a succession plan. Here is a tool that helps you prepare for the next successor.
Trying to develop leadership skills is important but we need to see them in relation to other skills and behaviors.
One of the downsides of a bullish market is that we are always trying to keep up. We need to ensure that no matter what climate we find ourselves in, we have a strategic plan for the future.
When you look at your team and you see dull stares peering more inward than outward, you realize that you have stumbled upon a truth you haven't been ready to face. Here is a tool that helps you clear the deck. Find your true purpose again.
We all want passionate, connected and committed employees. Sometimes though, these people are unforgiven of those that don't share their same passion. That's where reframing comes in and it's a very important skill to hone.
How you do one thing is how you do everything. What we do in one area of our life is a microcosm for what we do in others.
Staying focused seems to be the name of the game but sometimes that is hard when there are other things going in your life. Here are some ways to help you stay on your "A" game even in the most difficult moments.
How do you deal with colleagues and co-workers that have different personalities and ways of approaching things? It's necessary to ensure that you are not inserting your way of doing things unto them. Take people where they are.