Tag Archive: Leadership Development

She Found Her Power

She felt blindsided and unprepared when she finally heard about a festering issue on the team. Why was she the last to know? Being new to supervision made it even worse. The solution you… 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

7 Ways to Thrive with a Bad Boss

If you don’t have a bad boss now, you’ll have one soon. Bad bosses: Don’t listen. Use power for personal advantage. Always know. Is that the type of person you want to fight… Continue reading

Junk Food Motivation

Fear, pressure, coercion, rewards, or nagging get results but undermine leadership. Threats or bribes motivate conformity. Like junk food, they feel good going down but cause regret later. “You cannot be intrinsically and… Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Dreamers and Doers

Dreamers who can’t get things done waste talent and resources. Doers who can’t dream reach too low. Doers have their feet on the ground and their head in the sand. Dreamers have their feet in the air… Continue reading

The Top Ten Qualities of High Performance Teams

Back on the farm, my grandfather used to say one boy can do a day’s work. Two boys can do a half day’s work. And, three boys won’t do any work at all.… Continue reading