Monthly Archive: July, 2011

Peter Drucker: Stop Focusing on What’s Wrong

You can learn a lot about a person in a short time. That’s how I feel about my conversation with Dr. Justin Menkes, bestselling author and executive assessment expert. Our call was briefly… Continue reading

Overcoming the Six Dangers of Flip-Flopping

Lack of confidence creates foolish urgency which blocks your ability to withhold judgment, gather information, and explore options. One cause of too much urgency: Questions from others pressure you to decide quickly. You… Continue reading

10 Tactics that Produce Brilliant Solutions

Courageous leaders do more than listen to constructive dissent, they encourage it. Hot conflict not comfortable collaboration produces brilliance. Encouraging constructive dissent: Don’t answer first. Tell people you expect hard truths and practical… Continue reading

10 Decision-Making Power Tips from Dave Ramsey

I’m convinced that indecision along with poor decision-making is the reason organizations and individuals languish and fail. I was Dave Ramsey’s guest at a one day EntreLeadership Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee when I… Continue reading

Top 25 Dumb Mistakes Leaders Make

Yesterday I asked the Leadership Freak Coffee Shop on Facebook: “What’s the dumbest thing you’ve seen a leader do?” This morning while going for coffee with a local business owner, I ran into… Continue reading

Five Proven Steps to Tomorrow’s Win

“Bold moves in the second and third quarter of your tenure tend to accelerate your career,” Pam Fox Rollin for newly promoted leaders. Short-term wins are like fireworks they’re breath-taking but fade quickly.… Continue reading