Click here to subscribe to Brad’s blog, The Question of Leadership, to receive weekly email tips on how to become a more effective leader.

Be true to yourself!

According to LinkedIn, I am celebrating the 11th anniversary of starting Kolar Associates/Avail Advisors. I know this because I am suddenly getting “congratulations on your work anniversary” messages from people who never talk to me the rest of the year! However, it’s nice to be reminded as time has a way of sneaking up on… (read more)

How to make a recommendation in six slides!

In my last post, I talked about using the “What, Why, But, And” approach for telling your story simply and effectively. However, sometimes you are doing more than telling a story. Sometimes you are making a recommendation. Just as people often over-explain their story, sometimes we over-explain the recommendation as well. Your goal should be… (read more)

Don’t let your vision get hijacked!

Here’s a challenge. You have to get your organization to work in new ways but your workforce is well versed and even committed to the old ways. Sound familiar? Many leaders are finding themselves in this position. They have a vision but can’t seem to get it executed. Certainly, sometimes the issue is the leader…. (read more)

Our updated privacy policy

First thank you for being a loyal subscriber to Question of Leadership.  I hope that you have found the content from my blog interesting, relevant, and practical. I know that you are being bombarded with updated privacy statements this week.  So, I’ll keep my update simple and clear. Here is a link to Avail Advisor’s (my company) full privacy policy…. (read more)

Creating a culture of people who seek meaning from data

The desire to find and obtain meaning in one’s life is a primary human driver. This premise, famously discussed in Viktor Frankel’s Man’s Search for Meaning, has also been borne out in numerous employee engagement studies. “Meaningful work” or “Understanding how work contributes to the organization” is often among the key drivers of employee engagement…. (read more)