Tag Archive: organizational success

10 Performance Conversation Starters

You’re a hero when you get hired and a loser during traditional performance reviews. It’s a waste to hire for strength and evaluate for weakness. Replace traditional annual reviews with monthly performance conversations. Better yet,… Continue reading

The Purpose of Leadership

It’s tragic that the ranks of leadership include hirelings who serve for paychecks, rather than purpose. Leadership is a calling, not a career. One purpose-driven leader is worth a thousand hirelings. Money matters,… Continue reading

How Organizations Die From Within

An organization’s deadliest enemies are internal. How we treat each other while we face external challenges determines our ability to win. Internal environments are more important than external issues. Organizations exist to maximize the… Continue reading

How to Expand Power

When leaders control followers, followers lose power. Control is a zero sum game until leaders use their power to expand the power of others. Two choices for the disempowered: Disempowered people have two basic… Continue reading

The Five Powers of Your Strengths

During a recent keynote I asked participants to write a colleague’s strength on a sticky note.  They stood behind the person and wrote a strength, or something they admired about them. They pressed the… Continue reading

7 Smart Things to Do When Your Team is Smarter Than You

Leaders who move up, end up leading people who are smarter than they are. Be thankful, even if it’s stressful. Leaders who need to be the smartest person in the room: Propagate dumb… Continue reading