Category Archive: Leading

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

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

Solution Saturday: Crying, Anger, and Gossip

Dear Dan, How do you give feedback and not be offensive? There are some people I work with who would gladly take on feedback. Others would take the same feedback and then create… Continue reading

One Essential Key To Becoming a Better Leader

You don’t become a better leader by thinking about becoming a better leader. You become a better leader by test driving untested behaviors. Lead a meeting in a new way. Try leading from the… Continue reading

How to Plug the Energy Suck and Build High Energy Teams

High energy teams get more done. Sadly, they don’t teach managers how to track and manage team energy. Perhaps it’s a topic you’d rather ignore. Just do the work. Don’t worry about fluffy… Continue reading