characteristics of great goals

6 Characteristics of Great Goals

In a past blog post, I wrote about the important task that a leader has in answering the question of what for their team or organization. What matters? What should I do? What is your Vision? A great...

The First Question a Leader Must Answer

What? It’s the first question a leader must answer. This lesson was brought home to me as I was coaching my youngest son in baseball. Throughout the game, I found myself becoming increasingly...

Embrace the Suck

United States Navy SEALS know better than most that the human body can endure an incredible amount of stress under the harshest conditions. For SEALS, this lesson is hammered in during “Hell Week,”...

7 Things Successful People Do

At SEI our Vision is to work with our employees to help them achieve their personal, professional and financial goals.  That means we’re invested in making sure that our people succeed. Success...

Are Your Employees Speaking the Same Language?

Is Your Team Speaking the Same Language?

In the 1803 Battle of Maida, an army of 6,200 Napoleonic French prepared for battle against 5,200 allied British and Italian soldiers. At the beginning of the battle, a commander for the allied army...

How to Become a Leader and Not Just a Boss

“When you accept a leadership role, you take on extra responsibility for your actions toward others.” ― Kelley Armstrong New leaders have a lot to learn, including navigating around common mistakes...

How Leaders Approach Development

This post is by SEI’s Chief Operating Officer, Dwight Strayer.  If you’d like to guest post on this blog please contact me. As a leader, how do you handle an employee who is not meeting...