The Essential Partner of Curiosity

Curiosity makes you interesting. (Especially if you want to talk about me.) A participant at a recent presentation asked me about qualities of successful leaders. The first word that came to mind was… Continue reading

Why You Should Stop Writing Job Descriptions

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” Steve Jobs I have a coaching client… Continue reading

The Seven Laws of the Rut

What you do when you’re tires are spinning determines your future. Law #1. Stop spinning your tires. The first law of the rut is the most important. When you’re stuck, the more you spin your… Continue reading

Stepping into an Open Field

Controlling leaders hold back talent, push down, and under utilize. Wouldn’t you love to work with a leader who led you into an open field? Wouldn’t it be great if you were one?   Controlling leaders are:… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Did I Damage Relationships

This question comes from Megan in New Mexico: After working with employees for years you reach a point where you can often predict their opinion or next move. Is it still beneficial or… Continue reading

Connecting with Elders and Power Brokers

Know-it-alls never ask real questions. Leaders who always know; dominate, dictate, alienate, isolate, and eventually stagnate. Young and old often know too much and ask too little. The most uninteresting person is the one… Continue reading