Tag Archive: Leadership

Solution Saturday: Stress Free Problem-Solving

Too much problem-solving is a problem. Dis-empowered employees want you to solve their problems for them. Successful leaders help others solve problems. (This post originates with a problem-centric-email I received. It only took 30 minutes… Continue reading

7 Surprising Secrets to Getting More Done

The more you get done the further you go. But flopping around like a headless chicken isn’t the answer. 7 surprising secrets to getting more done: #1. Get boring. Develop predictable routines. It takes more… Continue reading

Most Feedback Begins in the Wrong Place

Don’t you “love” it when someone asks, “Do you mind if I give you some feedback?” You can’t say, “Yes, I do mind,” especially if it’s the boss. Wouldn’t you like to say, “Frankly,… Continue reading

The Secret to Solving Problems

It’s easy to make others responsible for problems in your organization. Someone else fell short. It couldn’t be you! When leaders blame, everyone blames. Blame is the reason problems persist. If you’re a leader, look… Continue reading

Maximize – Don’t Squander – New Talent

Leaders squander new talent when you give too much guidance. Don’t give instruction that’s rooted in the past, if you want something new. Encourage people to bring themselves to opportunities. Define the playing field,… Continue reading

The State Trooper and I

A State Trooper pulled me over for speeding. It feels like yesterday. It was several years ago. I was on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. My speed was between 25 and 30 mph over the… Continue reading