Category: Leadership Qualities

Who is this High Performance Team?

Dr. Katzenbach and Dr. Smith of Harvard Business School have an excellent definition of High Performing Teams. Here it is (with the words in parentheses added by myself): A small number of (high trust) people with complimentary skills who are

The Work of the Manager By Dr. Peter Drucker

During my morning quiet time, I always read the “The Daily Drucker.” This book is a compilation of the best of Peter Drucker’s insights.  He has been called the “Father of Modern Management.” I find it amazing his insights, advice

Apply the Handy Curves: Remain Relevant Through Resilience and Renewal

As leaders of organizations, we need to grow our people, processes, and products to remain relevant to our market, customers, and stakeholders. Our leadership must have vision, resilience and renewal to innovate to new market relevance. Think of those companies

Seven Emotions That Follow a Sense of Entitlement

Dr. Tim Elmore wrote on his recent blog about the seven emotions that follow that sense of Entitlement. Read on for his insight on this! Michael J. Griffin Founder ELAvate John Maxwell Team Founder A few short years ago, corporate


One of my favorite blogs is “Seth’s Blog” by Seth Godin. Short insightful and to the point. Here is his insights on choices we all make in life. “Choices” by Seth Bodin Judge people by where they came from …

What’s New with Leading Teams?

By Michael J Griffin, Founder ELAvate! My evergreen definition of World Class Teams comes from the 1993 classic “Wisdom of Teams” by Dr. Katzenbach and Dr. Smith of Harvard: “A team is a small number of people with complementary skills

What We Learned from a Financial Services Titan – John Bogle

Photo taken by: Bill Cramer. The New York Times, 2019. Last week John Bogle passed away at the age of 89 years old. You may have never heard of this man, but he shaped the mutual fund industry by his

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Keeping Your Relationships On Track

Working in high pressure environments has the potential to put strain on your relationships. As a leader you are completely dependent on your followers; in the words of John Maxwell, “A leader without followers, is just an someone taking a

Decision Making As a Leader

In times growth, the success of an organization is often regarded as a by product of the market place and the organizations strategic position. However, when things aren’t going so well, attention goes to the company’s leadership. Leaders have the

Building a “Whatever It Takes” Attitude On Your Team

By Tim Elmore, Growing Leaders The phrase hung over the doorway of the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room for decades. It has been used over and over again by championship teams from all sports. It’s a mindset. It’s a way of

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