By Chip Scholz, Founder of Scholz & Associates, Inc.

  • The Ethos Effect on Your Bottom Line
    Truly savvy executives pay attention to the pulse in their organization. They understand how beliefs, attitudes and habits impact their bottom line: unless people embrace their jobs and their work wholeheartedly, they won’t sustain efforts in the face of difficulties. I consider this as I watch some companies prosper ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-08-07
  • How to Engage a Visionary Leader
    Employees often flock to companies led by a visionary leader. The allure of free thought, excitement and cutting-edge innovations is alluring. But some visionary leaders can be difficult bosses; employee, colleagues and board members are often left wondering how to engage a visionary leader. I have found in the ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-31
  • Balance for Visionary Leaders
    While leadership has evolved over time, a key function for visionary leaders is to answer the question “Where are we going?”  This requires a balance between a widescreen view and in-the-trenches focus; conceptualizing and executing. When too little attention is paid to daily business needs, all the bright ideas ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-24
  • Understand the Visionary Personality
      While the ability to focus on the future separates high-potential leaders from the rank and file, many of us fail to understand the visionary personality. The visionary’s mind runs far and fast. Ideas come naturally; the more unique, the better. The most active visionaries fashion ideas that interconnect ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-17
  • The Future for Visionary Leaders
    Think about the visionary leaders you’ve followed or admired: what were their plans for the future? Leaders are custodians of the future, and when we work for someone, we work to help create a better future as they see it. In my work as a consultant, I have seen ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-08
  • The Allure of a Visionary Leader
    We look to our leaders to envision a future, to figure out where the organization needs to go to succeed, to evaluate ideas for pragmatism and fit for the company’s core mission. Productive visionary leaders understand how people, money, resources and organizational capabilities will work together to get from ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-07-01
  • Leading with Passion: A Requirement for Legitimate Leadership Authenticity
    Great leaders are not afraid of leading with passion. They share their genuine enthusiasm for their vision and passion for how it benefits others. They seek ways to spark passion in their people and make genuine efforts to enhance their employees’ experiences. On the other hand, inflicting a smothering ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-06-26
  • The True Hallmark of Legitimate Leadership Authenticity
    Leadership begins with your most worthy intentions and personal principles. Your core values direct your thoughts, priorities, preferences, and actions. Your values in action reflect your legitimate leadership authenticity. As a coach, I have met a lot of great leaders. No two have the same exact set of core ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-06-23
  • Why Your Communications Sabotage Your Legitimate Leadership Authenticity
    Your communications may be sabotaging your legitimate leadership authenticity. I have seen survey after survey that show most employees want better communications at work. And given the vast amount employees must sift, sort and respond to, it’s no wonder. Some leaders consider information to be communication in and of ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-06-19
  • Legitimate Leadership Authenticity is Discerningly Adaptable
    Adaptability requires confidence and, ironically, consistent character. Being adaptable doesn’t mean being fickle, constantly changing course or bending under pressure. It calls for sticking to principles and plans with consideration, reasonable flexibility and understanding. Legitimate leadership authenticity is discerningly adaptable. Being consistent in how you display these traits allows ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-06-10
  • Legitimate Leadership Authenticity: The Great Debate
    I hear a lot of buzz around the words “authentic leadership”. Some demand more, while others debate its meaning. Regardless, smart leaders recognize the cries of dissatisfaction and seek ways to engage others with passion, authenticity and long-term value. Legitimate leadership authenticity begins with self-knowledge: your values, thoughts, and ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-06-06
  • Personal Connections: How Leaders Sustain a Culture of “We”
    We are in the midst of great social, economic, scientific and political change. Intelligent approaches count more than ever if we’re to build sustainable results in rapidly changing, complex markets. Successful leaders must utilize strong people skills to foster teamwork and unity. Leaders who are passionate about their people ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-05-30
  • Unified Teamwork: How Leaders Go From “Me” to “We”
    Have you noticed how teams composed of individuals who vary in their strengths, skills and personalities feed synergy and motivation? When paired with other skill-sets, people inspire one another and learn from each other. The sense of unity reduces barriers and creates a collective drive to solve problems with ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-05-28
  • Forward Thinking Leaders Assess and Address Compelling Problems
    People need to be part of something bigger than themselves, and they generally embrace opportunities to contribute to organizational success. They want to be part of a unified team. Yet organizational environments may prevent them from feeling satisfied. I’ve been writing about this in recent posts. When this topic ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-05-22
  • The Real Power of Purpose and Value
    By definition, every business is values-driven, but an uplifting sense of purpose is more motivating than profits and promotions. “A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance.” Gary HamelWhat Matters Now? Yet many leaders I have met use financial incentives (i.e. bonuses, pay and promotion) to stimulate people ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2019-05-13

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