Category Archive: Values mission & vision

How to be Authoritative without being a Jerk

Fear only works when the big bad leader is present. The sigh of relief when jerk-leaders leave the room signals disengagement. The most effective leaders are authoritative, not authoritarian. Authoritative: Authority is permission… Continue reading

5 Power Tips for Powerful Decisions

Frustration, fear, and stagnation are the result of not making decisions. How many times have you heard, “My boss can’t make a decision.” But, leaders who make rash decisions lose credibility. Success depends… Continue reading

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