Monthly Archive: January, 2011

Trusting you makes them happy

  The number one reason employees are happy is they trust their leaders (Lamb & McKee). ***** Surprisingly, less than half of employees have trust and confidence in their senior managers (Baldoni, Lead… Continue reading

Four Ways Managers Roadblock Productivity

  “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” Peter Drucker Four ways managers roadblock productivity Talking – Managers that roadblock work talk too… Continue reading

The leader’s secret weapon

Peter Drucker famously said, “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” Your secret weapon is curiosity. 5 Tips Curious leaders stop having all the answers and… Continue reading

What if you aren’t talented and smart?

If you aren’t talented: Build strategic relationships rather than working on your own. Solve the frustrations of others. Develop a reputation as a finisher. Follow your passion. “Passion trumps everything,” Gary V. Succeed… Continue reading

Don’t listen to lazy people

Learn from critics, experts that dissent, those that adopt your mission but question the vision. Listen to lessons-learned from those that tried and failed. But don’t listen to lazy people. Lazy people lean… Continue reading

What you know makes you dumb

Peter Drucker said, “Far too many people – especially people with great expertise in one area-are contemptuous of knowledge in other areas or believe that being bright is a substitute for knowledge.” Leaders… Continue reading