Blog: Leadership Effectiveness

Big Is The Enemy of Great

Bob Wiesner | Aug 08, 2017

  It might have been advertising giant Bill Bernbach who said “the pursuit of perfection is the enemy of excellence.” Sure sounds like something...

Innovation Means Breaking Category Conventions

Bob Wiesner | Jul 25, 2017

  Creativity.  Innovation.  Disruption.  Words used so often in so many businesses that I’m no longer sure they mean anything. Prospects and clients want...

A Different Take on Self-Care

Bob Wiesner | Jul 11, 2017

  There seems to be increased interest in the well-being of employees, as there should be.  Most agencies and professional services firms are leaner...

Is Discretionary Energy a Key to Your Business Success?

Bob Wiesner | Mar 06, 2017

Leaders and team members regularly enlist the help of colleagues.  Or should I say expect the help of colleagues.  Yet often, they don’t get...

Are You a Mentor or a Coach? There’s a Difference

Bob Wiesner | Feb 28, 2017

If there were ever two business terms that can be confused for each other, it’s gotta be “mentor” and “coach.”  I’ve trained executives and...

The Wrong Understanding of Collaboration

Bob Wiesner | Feb 24, 2017

  Research is clear that companies are pushing their people for more and more collaboration.  And their people, especially younger employees, are eager for...

Three Ways to Reduce the Stress of New Business

Bob Wiesner | Sep 23, 2016

  In a perfect world, everyone in your agency or professional services firm would be dying to get involved in new business.  It’s ought...

Do Your Pitch Teams Create or Drain Energy?

Bob Wiesner | Sep 22, 2016

In most agencies and professional services firms, pitching for new business exists as an addition to most teams’ daily responsibilities.  So there’s going to...

The Extra Mile Isn’t About Distance – It’s About Energy

Bob Wiesner | Sep 22, 2016

  We’ve all been urged to go the extra mile.  We’ve encouraged, assessed, compensated and dismissed our employees for going (or not going) the...

Be an Assertive Leader Without Being a Jerk

Bob Wiesner | Aug 05, 2016

You can’t spell “assertive” without a-s-s.  That doesn’t mean that the assertive leader has to be an ass. (BTW, there’s no I in “team,”...