Tag Archive: organizational success

Solution Saturday: Help! My Boss is Incompetent

Dear Leadership Freak, My boss drives me crazy. He’s incompetent. He has no people skills. The trouble is the people upstairs think he’s doing a good job. Sincerely, Frustrated with incompetence! Dear Frustrated,… Continue reading

The Answer is Who

Short-sighted leaders are consumed with results. Real leaders are consumed with people. The answer is who. Traditional leaders: Solve problems. Prevent failure. Create systems. Measure results. Traditional leadership is essential. But, never treat people… Continue reading

Half the Team Doesn’t Trust the Boss

Over 50% of employees don’t trust their boss.* 5 reasons leaders seem dishonest: Pretending things are better than they are. Holding your nose in the air. Arrogant leaders sacrifice others to protect their image. Remaining isolated.… Continue reading

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 Solve People-Problems Pt. 2

Behaviors, not theories, solve people-problems. This is part-two of, “How to Solve People Problems.” Scan part-one here. How to solve people-problems: Let’s focus on the people-problem of low morale. #1. Positive before negative:… Continue reading

In Praise of Incompetent Managers

Imagine you weren’t as competent as you believe. How would you treat your team? The problem is, you can do it “better” yourself. Do-it-yourself managers: Get things done. Want the job done right.… Continue reading