Solution Saturday: How Organizations Become Great at Developing Great People

Four organizations recently asked me how they might enhance their people-development efforts. In the end, it’s a question about the future. The people on your team reflect the future of your organization. Great… 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

One Day You Begin to Believe

One day you begin to believe and everything changes. “Everything you will ever do as a leader is based on one audacious assumption. It’s the assumption that you matter.” The Truth about Leadership,… Continue reading

3 Ways to Fail Successfully

Some failures are useful, but not all. Failure is useless when caused by… Lack of effort. Dishonesty. Intentional deviation. Deal quickly and firmly with useless failure. Useful failure teaches you what isn’t working. The… Continue reading

The Power of Awkward

People view the world through the eyes of their strength. Ms. Organization believes systems and structure are the answer. Mrs. Truth believes you should confront issues and kick some butt. Mr. Tenderheart, on the other… Continue reading

The Most Important Thing About Us

Incompetent leaders are pushed around by negative environments. Skillful leaders create positive environments and manage emotion. The way people feel, while they work, is leadership’s opportunity. You can’t control people’s feelings, but you can create interactions… Continue reading