Tag Archive: organizational values

What if Someone on Your Team Died

I heard (Ret.) General Dempsey, the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talking about leadership at the World LEADERS Group. He struggled with what to say to soldiers who had lost… Continue reading

Tensions Between Flexibility and Inflexibility

Inflexibility is a security blanket for weak, fearful leaders, but too much flexibility creates instability. Flexibility feels dangers when you doubt yourself or the team. Inflexibility feels safe. The playing field stays the same. Even… Continue reading

10 Ways to Become the Leader Others Value

It’s not “just” business. The greatest “ship” in leadership is relationship. The priority of relationship came home to me in a follow-up call with Bob Buford. Bob was mentored by Peter Drucker. Their mentoring relationship turned… Continue reading

Finding Sanity in an Insanely Busy World

Low impact leaders live frantic, unfocused lives. At the end of the day, they wonder what they accomplished. Busyness isn’t effectiveness. The more frantic you are the less powerful your impact. Three C’s for… Continue reading

20 Ways to Give Negative Feedback

Growth always hurts. But, stagnation is death. Growth requires feedback. Successful leaders are great at giving feedback. Good intentions don’t compensate for poor execution when it comes to negative feedback. Done well, negative… Continue reading

I’m Not Sure I’m Up to the Task

Comfortable jobs equal drifting employees. Everyone in your organization needs to feel stretched in some area. Successful leaders help others step into uncomfortable – stretching – challenges and opportunities. Eventually, you’ll hear, “I’m… Continue reading