Monthly Archive: February, 2012

How to Make Subordinates Colleagues

***** You must give power in order to empower?  Empowerment is giving qualified people  power and permission to act. Empowerment fails when leaders talk empowerment but hang on to permission or make it… Continue reading

Restarting Stalled Projects, Guaranteed

Every reason projects stall comes back to one, lack of urgency. Foggy deliverables, inadequate resources, blurred priorities, under qualified participants, and distant deadlines inevitably drain urgency. Who’s responsible: Save time, energy, and resources by… Continue reading

How to Protect and Enhance Your Strengths

Your strengths have dark sides that limit potential, destroy achievement, and hamstring opportunities. Powerful strengths become anchors without softeners. The difference between mediocre and extraordinary success is tempering qualities. Task oriented leaders come off… Continue reading

The Destruction of Potential and Joy

Image source Leave the good ole days in the past. Enjoy memories but never try recreating experiences. Some years back, my wife and I went to an amusement park with another couple. It… Continue reading

Successful Intervention in 5 Steps

Weak leaders smugly think, “I knew that would happen.” Cowardly leaders saying “I told you so.” Not if but how: Strong leaders tip toward courageous intervention. They don’t sit on the sidelines like… Continue reading

Life Changing Leadership Quotes? – You Decide

Being smart enough to know you’re dumb makes learning easy. There’s a personal light bulb moment reflected in every quote that follows. Forward trajectory quotes: Any fool can start something new. It takes… Continue reading