Tag Archive: organizational success

Optimistic Discontent

Hope is optimistic discontent. Every act of leadership is an act of optimism. Pessimists can’t lead. Any form of contentment that induces slumber degrades you. Be content with your present and discontent with your… Continue reading

A Sweaty Palm Definition of Success

My palms get sweaty when I read, “We measure success by the way we touch the lives of people.”** Aim at nothing – you hit it. I feel a need to define my aspirations concerning the way I touch… Continue reading

Solution Saturday – 10 Ways to Build Vulnerability into Culture

Faking drains, but vulnerability ignites. I often encouraged audiences to embrace the power of vulnerability. During the Q&A at a recent presentation one participant asked how to build vulnerability into his organization. The five functions… Continue reading

One Sentence That Changed Everything

A young woman taught me a leadership lesson this morning. We were discussing how to integrate a new person into a project. My approach: My approach was to explain the project, and develop… Continue reading

How to Hold People Accountable without using Authority

If you didn’t have authority, how would you hold people accountable? Don’t demand what must be given. Authority as a hammer: Maslow said, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have… Continue reading

CA – Caring Anonymous

You care, even though you might feel uncomfortable showing it. Personally, for years, I’ve joked, “I’m from Maine. We have feelings on Christmas Eve and the Fourth of July. I’m not a touchy-feely.”… Continue reading