Most of us have had the painful experience of working for a leader who seemed a little less ‘mature’. Perhaps the greatest rendition of this is Steve Carell’s character on The Office “Michael Scott.” Although he means well, his grandiosity and insecurities are a comical barrier to productivity and effectiveness for the employees of Dunder Mifflin. There may have been a time in the past when the maturity level of a leader was not [...]
About John GriffithJohn Griffith is Vice President of Consulting Services and is an Executive Coach and Facilitator for MCG Partners. For more than 10 years, John has empowered people and organizations to thrive. Most recently, John worked at Linkage Inc. where he leveraged his passion and energy to develop new partnerships. He worked with executives of several global Fortune 500 firms to successfully implement critical projects. These projects ranged from restructuring a 30,000-person supply chain, to CEO succession, to designing a multi-year, multi-million-dollar customized leadership program to develop over 2,000 managers and directors for future leadership roles.
Imagine sunrise 67 million years ago. Light shafts break through the humid air of a lush jungle. Giant insects buzz with trepidation as a Tyrannosaurus Rex stomps through what is today Montana. Towering at 20 feet and weighing 32,000 lbs., its power is unrivaled as it picks up speed toward its unsuspecting prey. In the blood-warm Pacific, whales cautiously avoid encountering a Megalodon. It is like a Great White Shark except for one difference [...]
By: John Griffith, Vice President, Consulting Services “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower I was jolted from sleep as the notes of Reveille thundered across the courtyard. In a blur of fatigue and adrenaline, I leapt from bed into a fitness uniform and ran out the door. At 4:45am, the sun wouldn’t rise for another hour, but the warmth still clung to the night air [...]
We are in the midst of a transformation. The paradigms in which businesses and leaders have operated for the past four decades are being dismantled and giving way to a new and more effective mode of operating: Agile. Let’s take a look at why Agile principles work so well: 1. People hate secrets. What happens in the old structure of hierarchies and siloes is a lot of secrecy, “need to know”, politics, etc. It’s common [...]