Category Archive: Anger

10 Ways to Maximize Bad Experiences

A young leader writes, “How do you recover from bad experiences with leadership in a previous job, and from having trust in leadership demolished as a result?” The value of trust is seen… Continue reading

Five Ways Bad Bosses Make You Look Bad

Negative responses to a bad boss hurt you more than it hurts them. The person you consistently complain about brands you. If you let them, bad bosses control your: Speech. Attitude. Behavior. Contribution. Future. Do… Continue reading

8 Growth Principles that Transform Leadership

Radical growth is the messiest – most painful – part of leadership. Death precedes life. Incremental growth is walking down familiar paths carrying the same assumptions. But, the first – real step –… Continue reading

Resolving Tension Between Young and Old Leaders

“You’re challenge is giving control to young leaders.”  (Spoken to an old leader at lunch three years ago.) He was a quiet gentleman. It was like I had reached across the table and… Continue reading

How to Eliminate Traditional Job Descriptions

February 26, 2010, I wrote, “Traditional job descriptions are a relic of a past age when jobs didn’t evolve and people were more inclined to do what they were told.” Yesterday, Stan Endicott,… Continue reading

How to Resolve Interpersonal Tensions Quickly

If it wasn’t for people, leadership would be easy. Unsuccessful leaders choose the ostrich or bull approach to dealing with tensions between employees. But, don’t miss the key. The key: Determine their commitment… Continue reading