Tag Archive: organizational success

Stop Talking About Transformation

Talk doesn’t produce vitality, eventually it kills it. Talk is important. But, the line between talk and rigor mortis is nearly invisible. Death arrives when organizational transformation ends. Vitality through trying new things: Talk is hypocrisy –… Continue reading

How to Stop Telling People What to Do

Traditional managers expect compliance. Coaching-managers expect engagement, creativity, responsibility, and ownership. People who’ve been controlled often prefer compliance over participation. “Just tell me what to do,” is a cop out. Some prefer being… Continue reading

5 Ways to Know When to Let the Tiger Out

Extraordinary strength in a person with a strong personality (SP) is a potent opportunity for advantage or destruction. Don’t dial back your strong personality. Choose when to let the tiger out. A CIO with an SP… Continue reading

12 Problems with Strong Personalities

The problem with strong personalities (SP’s) is their ability for good is matched by their ability to harm. All strong personalities, in some ways, are jerks. 12 problems with strong personalities: Don’t play well with others.… Continue reading

Why We Can’t Say “NO” and How to Find “YES”

Focus is finding a big “YES” and saying “no” a thousand times. Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m learning to say, ‘No’.” They haven’t found their big “YES.”   10 reasons leaders… Continue reading

10 Negative Results of Believing People are Incapable

Wanting change – while thinking and acting the same – is frustrating futility. Trying to change people is the greatest futility of all. Coaching-leaders don’t change people, they have transformative conversations where people… Continue reading