Tag Archive: Change

The Illusion of Desire

Recurring gossip, blame, and complaining indicate you want things to change, but you haven’t done anything about it. Wanting change increases frustration when old behaviors continue. Tell me what you’re doing to achieve… Continue reading

How to Lower Frustration and Improve Performance

Reflection is essential to improvement. Curiosity is essential to reflection. Focus curiosity on patterns when improving systems. What difficulty can you predict you’ll encounter when we do this next time? What can you put in… Continue reading

Don’t Spank the Gorilla

Don’t expect the gorilla to cooperate if you’re spanking him. Insults don’t enhance influence. You can’t antagonize and influence at the same time. The teammate you’re complaining about was hired by the person… Continue reading

7 Ways to Break the Bondage of Old Patterns

Predictability is stability, until it shackles. Old patterns are hard to break because they worked, once. But, you’ve changed and what worked once is bondage now. Patterns establish predictability, but they also anchor… Continue reading

15 Ways to Generate Urgency Now

Failure is the result of lack of urgency. Comfortable rhythms set-in. People wander toward fuzzy goals. Focus becomes drifting. Complacency drives real leaders crazy. Goals without urgency are fantasies. 15 indicators urgency has… Continue reading

8 Growth Principles that Transform Leadership

Radical growth is the messiest – most painful – part of leadership. Death precedes life. Incremental growth is walking down familiar paths carrying the same assumptions. But, the first – real step –… Continue reading