Tag Archive: organizational success

3 Strategies to Fuel Vitality and Eliminate Gossip

Gossip makes weak leaders feel powerful. It’s foolish to undermine the people you’re counting on. Strong teams aren’t built by spreading venom, focusing on weaknesses, or dredging up animosity.  Real leaders don’t feel strong… Continue reading

The 10 Strategies of Obnoxious Leaders

Don’t expect the people you complain about to follow you. You aren’t worthy of leadership, if you can’t pull-with people. The future is built on aspiration, not frustration. Persistent frustration makes you obnoxious. Complaining points… Continue reading

7 Ways to Defeat Complexity

The simplest way to get something done is do it yourself. Don’t depend on anyone. But, that’s not leadership. New connections expand potential and increase complexity. The result of unchallenged complexity, within organizations, is instability.… Continue reading

Only 15% of Top Performers are High Potentials

Your ability to cultivate people determines your impact in the world. Surprisingly, only 15% of top performers* are likely to be high potentials (HiPo). Performance is easy to spot. But, if you want… Continue reading

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

Rethinkers Are Stinkers

One member of my team called my ability to rethink decisions frustrating. It drove him nuts. I thought it was the pursuit of excellence. Now I know it’s dangerous. Rethinkers lead sluggish organizations.… Continue reading