Tag Archive: organizational success

Unstructured Brainstorming is an Offense to Creativity

Meetings that neglect results and don’t impact behaviors are a colossal waste of time. Poorly run brainstorming sessions are the biggest waste of all. An invitation to an unstructured brainstorming meeting is an… Continue reading

Succeeding with Three Challenges that Derail Leaders

Three Challenges that Derail Leaders: Challenge #1: Self-development during seasons of success. Talent’s halo makes you over-estimate your abilities and under-estimate your need for growth. I often ask audiences to raise their hands… Continue reading

Mastering the Art of Creating Accountability

Accountability, in traditional environments, is about power. Who has it? How is it used? The teeth in traditional accountability is the power to reward and punish. Accountability as pressure: Short-sighted leaders use accountability… Continue reading

The Question that Taps the Power of Complaining

Just say it, “Everyone sucks at some things.” Call a leadership team meeting to gripe about weaknesses. Write your direct reports’ names on a whiteboard and list their weaknesses. Illustrate the list with behaviors. … Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Gossip in a Small Business

Dear Dan, I have recently entered a new job and have really seen the negative influence gossip is having. Not really sure what to do being the newbie? What are you thoughts? It… Continue reading

When to Bring it Up – When to Let it Go

Leaders who bring up every little failure, issue, or shortcoming are irritating nags. They can’t let it go.  When you blab on about trivialities, talented people want to pull their hair out. Or… Continue reading