Tag Archive: Disagreement

12 Dos and Don’ts For Butting Heads Successfully

Everything worth doing encounters friction. Important issues ignite strong emotion. 12 don’ts for butting heads successfully: Don’t: Talk over things with affirming friends who take your side rather than exploring issues. Rush to judgement. A… Continue reading

The Three Power-People You Need on Your Team

The enemy of success is isolation. The higher you go the easier isolation becomes, but, it’s a devastating problem at all levels of leadership. Isolated leaders fear conspiracies and feel misunderstood. Worse yet,… Continue reading

The Jerk Quotient for Leaders

Jerks expect respect but don’t extend it. The gap between respect extended and respect expected is the jerk quotient for leaders. Peons earn respect. But, the power chair is enough for jerks. Rude: Jerks… Continue reading

The Struggle and Power of Divergent Values

It’s a mistake to expect everyone to fully align with your values. Shared values are never fully shared. Power of values:  Shared values are the heartbeat of vibrant organizations. Values drive decisions. Decisions… Continue reading

How to Win by Leaning In

Strong winds blow you down when you lean back. Successful leaders lean into resistance, adversity, failure, and criticism. Leaning away from resistance is a sure way to be blown down by resistance. Not:… Continue reading

Facing the Fires of Disagreement, Improvement, and Destructive Criticism

Destructive critics claim the moral high ground but their message is simple, do what I want. They pretend they want what’s best for others while they pursue what’s best for them. Constructive critics… Continue reading