Where Foolish Leaders Become Wise

The pain foolish leaders inflict on teams and organizations is tragic. (The damage foolish leaders cause warrants the uncomfortable term.) But there’s exciting news. Anyone with average intelligence can develop wisdom.   Wisdom… Continue reading

One Leader’s Surprising Experience with One-on-Ones

One of my coaching clients is developing his skill at holding one-on-ones with his management team. He’s learning you don’t have to choose between strong relationships and great results.  Strong relationships fuel great… Continue reading

Why Sulking Succeeds and What to Do About It

Kids sulk to get their way. I sulked when I did poorly at a carnival game. Surprisingly, it worked. But I didn’t win on my second try either.  Years ago, when I was… Continue reading

The Risky Business of Dealing with an Indecisive Boss

A common complaint about bad bosses is they won’t make decisions.  An indecisive boss seems cowardly, lazy, short-sighted, or self-serving.     It’s risky to take action when you have an indecisive boss.… Continue reading

The 12 Assets That Elevate and Expand Every Leader’s Influence

Everything you have today began with someone else. Leadership is stewardship. Now the question is, “How are you bringing value to others?”. Leadership isn’t about status, position, salary, or title. Stewardship is about… Continue reading

Seven Steps to See and Solve Blindspots

Blindspots let you blame others for your shortcomings and feel superior while doing it. 5 common leadership blindspots: Evaluating yourself as a good listener, even though you can’t wait for others to stop… Continue reading