Category Archive: Trust

Fewer Policies – More Conversations

I know they’re necessary, but I hate policies. Leaders who love policies hamper leadership and hinder organizations.   Policies are the result of leadership distance. The further you are from the action, the… Continue reading

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

The Secret to Finding Your Own Voice

The voice in your head is someone else, who sounds like you. Don’t trust it. Inner voices are the disguised voices of people from your past. Inner critic: Your inner critic is the voice of an… Continue reading

12 Strategies for Dealing with Worry

Leaders who use worry as the reason to do nothing are losers. But, successful leaders worry. I’ve come to appreciate and respect the worries of my team. Trust worried leaders; doubt the rest.… 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

7 Ways to Gain Authority

Those who constantly demand and use authority don’t deserve it. Thoreau said, “Any fool can make a rule…” Longing for authority reveals a deep sense of powerlessness, unwillingness to defend ideas, and lack… Continue reading