Tag Archive: Leadership

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

Responding to That Giant Sucking Sound

Every organization has pockets of energy. Work is easier. People feel enthusiastic. Stuff gets done. Watch for pockets and people of energy in your organization. They are the future. Drains: Every organization has energy… Continue reading

Three Secrets to Eliminate Painful Performance Conversations

Everyone slips into old habits. You make progress. It feels good. You lose focus. Old patterns return. Nothing changes. Successful leaders focus on improving performance. 3 reasons performance conversations are painful: Infrequency. You’re… Continue reading

I Woke Up Mad

I’m mad at someone who criticized my blog. He printed three posts and filled them with red circles. What makes it worse? This person doesn’t write! They couldn’t write their way out of… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Be Grateful Like a Leader

The opportunity and ability to contribute is the great privilege of leadership. Be grateful every time you open your hand and heart, even if results fall short. Generosity expands life. Gratitude and position: Authority, respect,… Continue reading