Overcome 68% Disengagement with Goldstein’s 5 Principles of Engagement

Robots do what they’re told, but people need a sense of power and control to be engaged. In traditional organizations, management is about taking control, not giving it. No wonder disengagement scores hover around… Continue reading

Peter Drucker: The Truly Dangerous Thing

“The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.” Peter Drucker Wrong questions when promoting from within: When you need a supervisor for a team of engineers, the question isn’t, “Is this potential… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Witness to Sniping and B*tching

Dear Dan, I work in a place where I witness sniping and b*tching all the time about how the boss is hidden away, or has no leadership skills, or how others aren’t doing… Continue reading

6 Secrets Wise Leaders Know About the Power of Delegating

The ability to delegate is the power to build a future bigger than yourself. 6 secrets wise leaders know about delegating: Wise leaders know that delegating includes people development and relationship building. Effective delegating: Builds… Continue reading

7 Ways to Make Decisions Others Support

It doesn’t matter how decisive you are if your team doesn’t grab the rope and pull. Worse yet, they might support you when you’re in the room, but drop the rope in disapproval when you’re… Continue reading

10 Ways to Protect Relationships and Avoid Bleeding Out for Your Organization

The higher you go, the more likely you’ll bleed out for your organization.  You’ll come to hate the job you love, if you never turn off work. Surprise: Sooner or later some ‘unqualified’… Continue reading