Expanding Our Mindset and Preparing to Innovate

By Israel Lang In the first blog post of this series I introduced my concern that most small to midmarket IT organizations are failing to innovate. They have shifted into the status quo of cost leadership, trying to maintain margins or remain competitive in an MSP market that all tastes a bit vanilla bland. You [...]

October 16th, 2017|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

Accountability: First, stabilize your pyramid.

Accountability is a buzz word in the workplace.  Everyone knows that it is important, and most would voice a desire to cultivate a culture of accountability. These are valid desires.  High performance teams have engaged employees who have high trust in one another and in the organization and understand how to foster accountability. When people [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

Life and Leadership Lessons from the Churchill War Rooms

“This is the room from which I will direct the war,” stated Winston Churchill upon becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 10, 1940, as he entered the windowless off-white basement room.  Today, in central London, the Churchill War Rooms Museum provides a fascinating look into the historic British World War II effort.  [...]

October 17th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

The Need for Replenishment

Recently I read the story of a leader whose name and job could have been swapped out for many of the hundreds of leaders we work with.  We’ll call him Ryan. Ryan gave voice to a what is unfortunately far too common, saying, “When I first started my career I was passionate and energized.  I [...]

September 7th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

“Hum-bility” – Leadership Lessons I Learned Sailing Lake Superior

I didn’t have a clue how to sail that day when I was 18.  I hoisted the sail in that small dingy; by trial and error I figured it out.   I didn’t know what to call it back then, but I got stuck on a lee shore, got out, freed my trusty craft, turned her [...]

August 22nd, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

Coach’s Corner: Great Expectations

Dear Coach: I struggle with some people on my team not living up to expectations. It’s as if they are not even listening. I’m really getting tired of this and ready to clear the decks and start over. Am I being too hasty? I can certainly understand why you’re ready to start over. People not [...]

June 7th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

Attributes of Successful MSP’s

I’m fortunate to work with hundreds of MSP’s through our HTG Peer Groups each quarter, both here in North America as well as Europe and Australia/New Zealand.  Not only do we facilitate two-day interactions with these great leaders, but we benchmark their financials and have them follow a rigorous framework of planning, goal setting and [...]

March 28th, 2016|Peer Power Blog|0 Comments

Moving from Success to Significance

We just finished our Q3 Leadership Academy in Denver and the focus was around being a Next Generation Legacy Leader.  We approached it from two perspectives.  The first was some thoughts around personal legacy and being very intentional with our time and resources so we can achieve the things that are most important to us [...]

August 26th, 2014|Peer Power Blog|0 Comments