Category Archive: Change

7 Power Tips for Facing Turbulence

Turbulence grabs attention, focuses energy, stretches relationships, tests resolve, and shows you who you are. Leadership tips during turbulence. Turbulence is useful when it: Strengthens connections. People who trust each other pull together… Continue reading

Don’t Spank the Gorilla

Don’t expect the gorilla to cooperate if you’re spanking him. Insults don’t enhance influence. You can’t antagonize and influence at the same time. The teammate you’re complaining about was hired by the person… Continue reading

7 Ways to Break the Bondage of Old Patterns

Predictability is stability, until it shackles. Old patterns are hard to break because they worked, once. But, you’ve changed and what worked once is bondage now. Patterns establish predictability, but they also anchor… Continue reading

How to Turn Frustration into Positive Direction

Frustration is unrealized potential. Frustration drives ineffective leaders backward, inward, and downward. Backward facing frustration reacts against an unsatisfying past. Top leaders disappointed. Results fell short. Teammates hung you out to dry. Progress… Continue reading

5 Neglected Behaviors that Make Dreams Happen

Organizations that ignore dreamers die. The two most dangerous people in organizations are dreamers who lack experience and dream-killers. Dream-killers roll their eyes and say, “They don’t know what it takes.” A young dreamer’s confidence is rooted in… Continue reading

4 Ways to Stir the Pot and Not Get Burned

Leaders stir pots. But, you’re an irritating trouble maker, if all you do is stir. Stir the pot, too often, and you’ll end up burned. A leader without relationships is an individual contributor. Develop… Continue reading