Category Archive: Values mission & vision

10 Ways to Get Where You Want to Go

Organizational strategy answers three questions. How can we create customers? How can we keep customers? What do we do better than competitors that is difficult to copy? Peter Drucker explained it this way, “The… Continue reading

10 Ways to Pursue Excellence Without Negativity

The difference between leading and losing is the courage to pursue excellence without getting sucked into negativity. Pursue excellence or mediocrity prevails. Everyone rises to excellence or eases into mediocrity. Mediocrity ignites apathy. Those who… Continue reading

12 Steps that Inspire Exceptional and Defeat Mediocrity

“Good enough” cheapens the people who create it and the leaders who allow it. Mediocrity degrades, de-energies, and devalues. Exceptional elevates everyone it touches. Mediocrity never: Inspires. Calls for commitment. Makes people proud.… Continue reading

Tensions Between Flexibility and Inflexibility

Inflexibility is a security blanket for weak, fearful leaders, but too much flexibility creates instability. Flexibility feels dangers when you doubt yourself or the team. Inflexibility feels safe. The playing field stays the same. Even… Continue reading

How to Bridge the Gap Between Talk and Action

Lousy teams drain energy, creativity, and resolve. Mediocre teams kill things slowly. Better to work alone than die a lingering death on a gasping team. Successful leaders move through talk to action. Leading teams: Few… Continue reading

Receiving the 12 Gifts of Problems

Successful leaders run toward problems, not away. If you want to lead, solve a problem, the bigger the better. Problems come bearing gifts, if you can receive them. 12 Gifts: Handled well, problems:… Continue reading