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These days... it's great to be a leader

What a great time it is to be a leader. We're in a recession. Money and cash flow is on everyone's mind. Employees are nervous. The stock... Read More

What's on your "compromise" list?

Every leader has one. It's that list of leadership projects, tasks and responsibilities that you prefer to avoid, ignore or bestow with your... Read More

Your "passion" for business and leadership will see you through

There is a dividing line that separates leaders from no-compromise leaders. On one side, "leader" is something that describes a title or... Read More

Dictatorial & Inflexible vs Determined & Resolute

I just completed teaching a "No-Compromise Leadership Boot Camp" course. While discussing leadership blockages (those situations and... Read More

What's not being said at performance reviews?

What's not being saidduring performance reviews?One of my favorite Neilisms is, "Do you do quarterly performance reviews at least once a... Read More

No compromise decisions are now in play

I've been traveling a lot lately and talking to leaders across the U.S. and Canada. The trend is clear; leaders are rising to the occasion and... Read More

The wonderful and wacky world of online social networking

Since my new book, No-Compromise Leadership, was released last October, I've been actively engaged in a number of social networking websites.... Read More

Are you taking your long-term employees for granted?

The passing of time does interesting things to long-term relationships. A comfort level settles in as both you and the employee get to know and... Read More

The Economy: Managing Pay Expectations

One of the highly sensitive and emotional challenges of working through this economic recession is dealing with the stress associated with managing... Read More

"THEY" is not on your payroll

Who exactly is THEY? Ponder the number of times in a day that THEY is identified as the individual that must do it, should do it, should have done it,... Read More

Is "No-Compromise" the new American keyword?

As we move into a new administration with hopes high for positive change, Americans are paying the hefty price of leadership compromise - by our... Read More