Leadership Insights

The Human Side of Leadership

Mar 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, culture


As a leader, have you ever found yourself with the feeling of

"I simply do not know how to reach this person?"

Leadership is about building relationships. It is finding the tools, tactics, and techniques, to bring people together in accomplishing a common goal.

The next grand theory, comprehensive assessment, or shiniest new metric that we can use to quantify these relationships and build better practices is always on the horizon with new promises on how we can create a better team.

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Teams Win Championships.

Feb 21, 2019 12:30:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, culture


The MVPs of your organization are not the people who receive the most recognition.

Football fever is finally receding in Boston. The duck boats have come out and been packed away. The team is enjoying some well-earned time off. We the people are back to our regular lives, and I have some time to reflect on what I witnessed in what some have called the most boring Super Bowl in history.

Teams win, period.

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Leadership Starts Within

Feb 7, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, professional development


If you want to stand out, stand up.

Inspiration and the ability to influence and guide others towards accomplishing a mission begins with one's ability to steer themselves towards a successful resolution.

Self-leadership begins with two fundamental concepts from Emotional Intelligence, self-awareness and self-regulation. These two concepts are core components of confidence and allow a leader to connect and empathize with their teams in broad new ways.

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Front Line Leadership

Jan 25, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, structure, culture


Lead from the front, or risk having your organization left behind.

There is a sharp divide in many organizations, senior leaders and executive create a grand strategy, the frontline workers execute, and the middle managers try to balance executive expectations with employee needs.

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Building a Better Organization

Aug 21, 2018 11:46:20 AM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, structure


Well-organized, small teams lead the way.

Today, business leadership has the challenging task of building a sound internal structure to their organization while ensuring that the entire organization remains flexible enough to work with any an all incoming disruptions and innovations within their space. Achieving this mission is no easy task; business leaders must maintain a stable core within their organization, established lines of communication and responsibility while at the same time empowering their workforce to manage problems and find solutions at as local a level as possible.

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Improving the Hierarchical Organization

Aug 14, 2018 11:45:55 AM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, structure


Part 2 of 4 in our Organizational Structure Series

Last week, we discussed the move towards a "flatter" organization and the various problems associated with it, namely span of control, and how thinning out your managers does not allow them to provide the necessary support and guidance to their teams.
Many companies are making this move on their org charts nowadays because of the many problems facing a strict hierarchy for organizations. Traditionally, decision makers occupy the high levels with responsibility and communications drawn downwards from there.

This structure allows for a narrower span of control as well as a clear path of responsibility. Strict hierarchy, however, has many setbacks.

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