Category Archive: Book Notes

How to Turn Cautious Teammates into Visionary Thinkers

Visionary thinking typically receives quick turndowns from cautious leaders. People start thinking small and safe. Everyone dreams small when cautious judgmental leaders control decisions. Traditional management culture encourages everyone to lower expectations and ask for… Continue reading

How Two Mistakes Resulted in a $150 Million Business

Mistakes aren’t the end of the world. Sometimes they’re the beginning. Beginnings:  Paula Swain convinced her husband to leave a 15 year career to start a business from scratch on wrong information. He… Continue reading

How to Work Together Without Killing Each Other

Leaders say, “Lets build the plane in the air.” It’s not about charts and hierarchy. Managers simplify complexity and deliver consistent results. “Let’s make a plan.” You need the people who irritate you… Continue reading

Winning Well with Karin Hurt and David Dye

It’s one thing to win. It’s another to win well. Winning well is: Showing up to serve. The solution to many leadership and management issues is showing up to serve. Delivering results through… Continue reading

6 Questions to Find Your Reason for Being

I received a one line email from a coaching client at 7:02 p.m. on April 2. It’s been dripping in my mind since it arrived. “Is a servant leader’s most important decision choosing… Continue reading

5 Practices of Go-Giver Leaders

Begin every interaction by asking yourself, “How might I give, rather than how can I take?” Teams build protective barriers against taking-leaders, but giving-leaders connect. 5 practices of Go-Giver Leaders*: Don’t get it… Continue reading