They’re Excited – You’re Not

Leaders who kill new ideas love living with old problems. A manager asks, “What should I do when someone on the team is excited about an idea, but I’m not?” Your response to… Continue reading

Seven Ways Leaders Create Tipping Points

Employees who don’t feel the need to improve say, “Just tell me what you want.” But, passion for self-improvement drives the desire to be coached. Those committed to growth want coaches, not bosses –… Continue reading

Coaching My Wife

Believe it or not, I coach my wife. If I can coach my wife, you can coach the people on your team. She knows if I’m coaching by my emotional state. Energetic emotion gets… Continue reading

Egoless Leadership is a Myth

In a perfect world everyone serves from a heart of love. But, I see ego-centric motivations in my heart. What about you? Egoless leadership is, at best, an aspiration. You know you’re an… Continue reading

How to Gossip Your Way to Success

The most frustrating experience in leadership is making poor people-decisions. You had such high hopes. People-decisions make or break leaders. You’re fortunate if you get people-decisions right 50% of the time. Jack Welch said… Continue reading

The “Better” Question Changes Everything

Recurring issues reflect poor leadership. How long will you tolerate pestering problems? Courageous leaders believe we can do better. Begin “better”: If you can’t make it better, find something you can. Talk about next… Continue reading