Tag Archive: Leadership

12 Powerful Ways to Make People Feel Powerful

Lousy leaders feel powerful by making others feel powerless. You can’t grasp power and give it at the same time. Leaders who fear losing power are afraid to make others feel powerful. 3 things… Continue reading

13 Ways Leaders Make Dumb Decisions

Dumb is easy at the beginning and painful in the end. The future depends on today’s wise decision. 13 ways to make dumb decisions: Ignore the strengths, weaknesses, and passions of teammates. Birds… Continue reading

Maximize a Racehorse Without Getting Trampled

Incompetent leaders hire for fire and spend most of their time putting it out. Racehorses are fun to watch and dangerous to manage. Racehorses irritate the heck out of plow horses. Racehorses are flashy glory hounds who quit too soon… Continue reading

7 Ways to Deal with “Rigid Inflexibles”

We had an inflexible support-person, where I worked years ago, who freaked out at the hint of change. The guy who I replaced in the organization told me she was satan. She felt… Continue reading

Tensions Between Flexibility and Inflexibility

Inflexibility is a security blanket for weak, fearful leaders, but too much flexibility creates instability. Flexibility feels dangers when you doubt yourself or the team. Inflexibility feels safe. The playing field stays the same. Even… Continue reading

15 Powerful Shifts that Transform Leadership

Know-it-alls are completely predictable. They don’t change. Those who already know never develop new skills, embrace new ways of thinking, or grow as leaders. Everyone who grows changes. Everyone who changes behaves differently… Continue reading