Tag Archive: Organizational Development

Seven Reasons Smart Leaders Get Dumb

Power makes leaders dumb. The more power you gain the dumber you get. Image source There are at least seven dumbing effects of power. Power*: Reduces the complexity of your thinking. You over-simplify. Limits your ability… Continue reading

10 Practical Ways to Enhance Team Dynamics

Listen for the sucking sound of money going down the drain when lousy teams take on projects. Stop wasting time on teams that waste time. Image source Successful teams are a thing of… Continue reading

The Most Challenging Leadership Skill of All

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of twenty-five copies of, “STARTUP LEADERSHIP,” by Derek Lidow. Derek sold his last company for $100 million, in 2010. Image source The… Continue reading

The Proven Path to T.R.U.S.T.

Everything takes longer when you don’t trust those around you. Mistrust doubles the cost of doing business. Professor John Whitney, Columbia Business School. 5 qualities of low trust organizations: Redundancy. Bureaucracy. Politics. Disengagement.… Continue reading

The Signature File that got me Chewed Out

The story in your head always finds expression in your life. But, it’s dangerous when behaviors and attitudes are based on fabrications. He doesn’t like me. I’m not appreciated. They’re out to get… Continue reading

15 Ways to Help Without Getting in the Way

Helping done poorly is destructive. The need to help says more about your needs than theirs. 3 UN-helpful reasons you feel the need to help: Feel important. Elevate status. Look smart. 6 unhelpful… Continue reading