A New Year, A New Thought Process
Bo Carrington/12 27 2019
  Was perusing some old posts and came across this one.  Thought it was worthy of a repost!   Wow, another year has come and gone.  As I was thinking about the speed at which this year has
Bo Carrington/08 18 2018
  It’s paradoxical that quite often the things we do to try and make our organizations move faster and be more efficient end up slowing us down.  How many times have you been befuddled by
Bo Carrington/07 24 2018
When the boss tells you “this is how I think we should go,” resistance like “no, I think that’s the wrong way” is the last thing that that most bosses expect.  Most form
Bo Carrington/05 31 2018
There is abundant truth in the statement “what comes easy may not be right.”  It is that very thing that creates the seduction so significant that it derails many aspiring leaders as
Bo Carrington/12 14 2017
Most people know that when the seas are smooth almost anyone can be a sailor.  That said, it is when the waves start to crash around and on us (crisis) that we find out if we have been in the hands o
Bo Carrington/06 30 2017

Success is a horrible teacher! Over the past month or two I’ve found myself repeating that line time and again.  Why?  Because it’s true, success is not always a good thing for some peopl

Bo Carrington/08 11 2016
It is amazing to me how often I hear from employees that they don’t trust their leader’s agenda or motive while simultaneously hearing from the leader that they don’t have themselves don’t
Bo Carrington/04 29 2016
Everyone has their stories of a bad manager or poor leadership, some of you are living those stories now. Although not all bosses are bad, it seems that a lot of my friends, clients, and strangers th
Leadership Lessons from Santa
Bo Carrington/12 26 2015
I sit here a day after Christmas pondering the next 364 days until jolly old Santa makes his next appearance.  Rather that tying myself up in the normal commercialized frenzy of the season, I decided
Fear – A Choice Between Two Outcomes
Bo Carrington/09 21 2015
How many people do you know that live a life of defense?  You know, the ones driven by fear of making mistakes.  Better question, is that how you live? Whether that description fits you or not, thin
Successful vs. Good
Bo Carrington/04 11 2015
We’ve all been there, or maybe still are – another meeting to keep you from doing what it is you really need to be doing. So what can you do about it? Meetings are a fact of life, especial
It’s No Good Without Execution
Bo Carrington/10 09 2014
I am sitting on a plane headed back to Texas and all I can think about is how incredibly hard we sometimes make things for ourselves in terms of executing for results.  After leaving a client’s off
The Clock Watching Conundrum
Bo Carrington/09 08 2014
I read a Fortune article today titled: Fantasy football could cost businesses $13.4 billion a season– the article cited a study that 18 million fantasy football players spend two hours per work week
The Courage of a Leader (Mom)
Bo Carrington/09 03 2014
Life is full of opportunities to learn lessons about leadership, one only has to stop long enough to reflect and seek them out. Periodically I actually practice what I preach and did just that. While
Control Without Being Controlling!
Bo Carrington/09 02 2014
I think many times executives confuse the definition of “control.” When we do 360 interviews we are often told that an executive is a “control freak” or “too controlling,” but when we prov
Put on Your Mask First
Bo Carrington/07 03 2014
So much of leadership development these days focuses on what the leader does for other people.  One big thing missing, in my opinion, is what the leader needs to do for him or herself first.  Put