When People Want You on Their Team

She said, “If there’s a crisis, you want me around.” She told me about a car load of high school students on their way to a high school play. There was an accident.… Continue reading

How to Navigate Collisions Between Leaders and Managers

Leaders change things. Managers stabilize things. Stagnant organizations need leadership. Chaotic organizations need management. Tension: Tension between change agents and stabilizers is inevitable, dynamic, potentially dangerous, and often useful. Ask people who love… Continue reading

Shut Off Your Email and Turn On Your Webcam

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of  “The Long-Distance Leader.”… Continue reading

Permission to Be Engaged

I had a conversation with an introverted manager who was offered a challenging leadership role. It made his knees buckle, but he took it. During our call, he complained about his inability to… Continue reading

Seek Openness – Not Transparency

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Edgar and Peter A. Schein to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of  “Humble Leadership: The… Continue reading

The Badass Award and Other Ways to Make Hard Work Enjoyable

Hard work is more rewarding than easy work, but no one can give 100% effort 100% of the time. How to make hard work enjoyable: #1. Notice the extra mile. Hard work has… Continue reading