Category Archive: Leading

How to Bridge the Gap Between Talk and Action

Lousy teams represent sinkholes of energy, creativity, and resolve. Mediocre teams kill things slowly. Better to work alone than die a lingering death on a gasping team. Successful leaders move through talk to action.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Survive Dissatisfaction

The trouble with wanting more is disappointment with what you have and frustration with what you don’t have. How you deal with lack of resources and falling short determines the direction and quality of… Continue reading

12 Ways to Express Remarkable Boldness

Don’t admire babies in adult bodies who get what they want by throwing their weight around. You might look at them and wish you had more boldness. Don’t. Juvenile leaders boldly demand that others… Continue reading

Receiving the 12 Gifts of Problems

Successful leaders run toward problems, not away. If you want to lead, solve a problem, the bigger the better. Problems come bearing gifts, if you can receive them. 12 Gifts: Handled well, problems:… Continue reading

How the “Bring a Solution” Rule Backfires

The “bring a solution” rule is leadership’s strategy for dealing with complainers. Don’t bring up a problem without bringing a solution also. Smart leaders ask for two or three options. The “bring a… Continue reading

7 Steps to Becoming a Leadership Hit Squad

Capable people, who walk in the shadows, represent wasted, untapped potential. Leadership hit squads target the overlooked and under-utilized for greater more fulfilling involvement. The target for leaders is developing leaders. Targeting: First, have “good” gossip sessions… Continue reading