Cracking the Mystery of Self-Leadership

All the ugly stereotypes of bad leadership are expressions of lousy self-leadership. Ken Blanchard says, “You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself.” Painful clarity: Self-leadership felt confusing to me until I… Continue reading

4 Principles of Responsible Boldness

Timid action insults your future. But in some organizations, boldness is perilous. 5 signs it’s perilous to be bold: Upper management believes the status quo is daring. Everyone colors within the lines. Responsible… Continue reading

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 4

Incompetent leaders don’t ask questions. Statements are boring and safe. Questions expose wisdom. Track curiosity: How many questions do you ask in an hour? What percentage of your questions begin with what or… Continue reading

How to Speed Up a Slow Decision-Making Process

A reader of this morning’s post asks, “How do you suggest dealing with an organizational culture that resists making decisions?” Don’t pressure people to make decisions before they’re ready. They tend to dig… Continue reading

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 3

Failure to make decisions is worse than making wrong decisions. At least you can change wrong decisions. You can learn from bad decisions. Failure to decide is surrender. Strong people grow feeble until… Continue reading

Blast Past Fear of Failure and Soar

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again Leave a comment on this guest post by Scott Mautz to become eligible to win one… Continue reading