Tag Archive: Questions

The First Secret of Developing a Leader

It hit me on the way home that I said the wrong thing. I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young leader.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Push Through Thorny Issues

Thorny issues always get worse when unattended. Inevitably, you tumble into disappointing results, heated confrontation, broken relationships, or fatalistic resignation. Thorny issues are pivotal moments that confirm, confront, or establish trajectory. There is no arrival only… Continue reading

How to Deal with People Who Drive You Crazy

Crazy people are everywhere. Changing jobs won’t help. Deal with them now, or deal with them later. You can’t escape! 12 Crazies: Dramatic Dennis thinks everything’s a crisis. Helpful Helen doesn’t know what… Continue reading

How to Turn Frustration into Positive Direction

Frustration is unrealized potential. Frustration drives ineffective leaders backward, inward, and downward. Backward facing frustration reacts against an unsatisfying past. Top leaders disappointed. Results fell short. Teammates hung you out to dry. Progress… Continue reading

7 Forward-Facing Questions to Evaluate the Past

Past tense leaders don’t clarify results or methods, before you take action. But, when it’s over, they critique and tweak what you did. Lousy leaders are wise after the fact. Correcting the past:… Continue reading

How to Stop De-energizing the team

It takes a miracle to re-ignite a fire once you’ve hosed it down. Skillful leaders use words to energize and release. Foolish leaders rein in and control. Everyone has a fire inside. Leadership’s role is throwing… Continue reading