Tag Archive: Communication

7 Ways to Stop Vultures and Protect Vitality

Bad leaders only feel good when they’re talking about bad. Problem-centric leaders circle death and neglect vitality. Focus: Organizations stink when vulture-leaders take over. The problem in shipping makes you forget that production is up five percent… Continue reading

How to Deal with Unreasonable Contrarians

A river without banks drifts calmly into oblivion. Constraint makes the river powerful.   Tell teams what they can’t do and where they can’t go and they’ll get further, faster. This applies to… Continue reading

The Five-to-Fold Decision-Making Model

“All in favor say I.” “All opposed say nay.” But, what if you’re “sort of” in favor? Something is very wrong if everyone around the table is in %100 agreement on complex issues. Marc,… Continue reading

Solve the Frustration of Team Decision-Making

Can we please make a decision and move on? Ineffective teams don’t know how to make consensus decisions. Margaret Thatcher complained of consensus: “To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs,… Continue reading

How to Be the First to Know Not the Last

By the time you hear about an issue it’s nearly volcanic. It could have been easily managed last month. Now heads are on fire and teams are exploding. In the dark and out of… Continue reading

16 Reasons People Don’t Listen When You Speak

Uncertainty promotes apathy. “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” (KJV 1900) 16 reasons people don’t listen when you speak: Too many words. You’re a… Continue reading