Category Archive: Leading

When Effort is High But Performance is Low

Feedback is the issue when effort is high but performance is low. Poor performance persists until feedback – awareness and development – confronts it. Feedback protects people from spinning their wheels. Effort, apart from feedback,… Continue reading

How To Coach Frustrated Control Freaks

Experience suggests that leaders are control freaks. You know you’re a controlling leader if: You’re ideas are always the best. Teammates have stopped offering suggestions. People constantly ask you questions. You spend your… Continue reading

12 Ways to Outgrow Oppressive Environments

Rules, restrictions, and hierarchy make us small. Greatness assumes freedom. Men and women languish under oppression and die for freedom. Yet, organizations often cling to heavy-handed methods to get things done. 5 benefits of… Continue reading

What if you’re not that Smart

Don’t worry if you aren’t the smartest person in the room; stay curious and work hard. Curiosity and hard work takes leaders further than indulgent intelligence. If you’re intelligent, stay curious and work hard. If… Continue reading

16 Ways to Get to the Truth

Insulated leaders don’t ask, because they don’t want to know. You are less than you could be, because people aren’t telling you the truth.   4 surprising reasons employees don’t speak up: Positive suggestions create more… Continue reading

How to Reach the Ultimate Goal of Leadership

Getting things done is the lesser goal of leadership. The ultimate goal of leadership is nothing less than transformation. The biggest roadblock to transformation, within organizations, is the false belief that information is… Continue reading