Category Archive: Complaints

The 10 Strategies of Obnoxious Leaders

Don’t expect the people you complain about to follow you. You aren’t worthy of leadership, if you can’t pull-with people. The future is built on aspiration, not frustration. Persistent frustration makes you obnoxious. Complaining points… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Dealing with Ms. Rigid

Hi Dan, I lead a team of amazing professionals who are passionate and committed to the work we do. One team member is … rigid in her thinking and ambushes me at staff… Continue reading

The “Better” Question Changes Everything

Recurring issues reflect poor leadership. How long will you tolerate pestering problems? Courageous leaders believe we can do better. Begin “better”: If you can’t make it better, find something you can. Talk about next… Continue reading

7 Questions that Confront Paralysis

The status quo makes sense to the fearful. The nobility of leadership is taking action for the good of others. Successful leaders fight through cluttered thinking and excuse-making to find reasonable action. It… Continue reading

4 Ways to Stir the Pot and Not Get Burned

Leaders stir pots. But, you’re an irritating trouble maker, if all you do is stir. Stir the pot, too often, and you’ll end up burned. A leader without relationships is an individual contributor. Develop… Continue reading

17 Ways to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges

It’s Sunday afternoon. While others are relaxing, Monday weighs on your mind. You’re preparing to meet the problems, opportunities, issues, and challenges waiting on your desk. Most leadership conversations involve: Someone needing something. Tensions… Continue reading