Scott Span

About the Author

Scott Span, MSOD, is CEO & Lead Consultant of Tolero Solutions , an organizational improvement and strategy firm. He helps clients in facilitating sustainable growth by connecting and maximizing people --> performance --> profit™, developing people and creating organizations that are more responsive, productive and profitable. You can follow him on Twitter, or contact him via email at scott.span@tolerosolutions.com.

Hiring Diverse Candidates Can Be Good For Your Business – and Your Workforce

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talentRecently, the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals hired the very first female coach in league history. This is a seismic shift in a field heavily dominated by men – from coaches, players, announcers, etc. Sure, one could argue it is part PR, however, the positive impact still holds true. The game has now changed, not just…

What Donald Trump Can (and Shouldn’t) Teach Us About Leadership

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Full disclosure: There is absolutely no political agenda here. This is not about the right vs the left or which candidate is best; it’s about leadership. It feels like every day Donald Trump makes new controversial headline, whether it be Megyn Kelly, Sen. John McCain, or Rosie O’Donnell. I could literally go on….

How Frequent Turnover in Top Leadership Can Turn an Organization Toxic

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A few months ago Amtrak faced the worst train accident to ever hit the northeast corridor. Though still under NTSB investigation – it is likely that no one single issue caused the crash. It was a sequence of events that lead to the Amtrak disaster, and not all of them occurred onboard the…

5 Hard Truths About Leadership That You Never Stop Learning

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. As an Organizational Development and Leadership practitioner, I often find myself having conversations about leadership – what it is and what it isn’t – and how to be a good leader. It’s time for some truths. So what…

Why Target Canada Failed (Hint: It Was Culture – and Management)

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In case you didn’t hear about it, Target recently announced they’ll be ceasing operations in Canada. What looked good on paper turned into a multi-year, multi-billion dollar loss. This begs the question – just why did Target Canada fail? Look no further than the feedback from Target Canada employees (and customers). Employees make…

Good Boss, Bad Boss, How to Be the Right Kind of Boss

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Editor’s Note: Readers frequently ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday, we republish a Classic TLNT post. Are you a good boss, or a bad boss? Sounds a little bit like The Wizard of Oz, we know. Similar to that classic story, what type of boss you are can determine if your people respond to you…

5 Hard Truths About Leadership That You Never Stop Learning

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Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 12. Our regular content will return on Monday. Happy 2015! As an Organizational Development and Leadership practitioner, I often find myself having conversations about leadership – what it is and what it isn’t – and how to be a good…