Tag Archive: Change

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

15 Ways to Generate Urgency Now

Failure is the result of lack of urgency. Comfortable rhythms set-in. People wander toward fuzzy goals. Focus becomes drifting. Complacency drives real leaders crazy. Goals without urgency are fantasies. 15 indicators urgency has… 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

10 Ways to Change the Future Today

Those who wait for the future to change repeat the present. The only way to change tomorrow is to change today. The future changes today. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll… Continue reading

Ten Secrets to Success Through Adapting

Adapting as you go sounds great until you have to do it. The need to change direction suggests failure or disappointment. Results fell short. Strategies failed. Hard work didn’t work. One of two… Continue reading