People Can’t See Your Heart When You’re Lost in Your Head

I can not notice people. I want to notice, but I’m easily distracted. People can’t see your heart, when you’re lost in your head. It doesn’t matter if you want to notice people.… Continue reading

A Simple Project that Nudges Managers to Notice Others.

The shift from focusing on yourself to noticing others is essential to successful management. Systems and processes are essential, but people get things done. A manager’s performance is elevating the performance of others.… Continue reading

3 Steps When Good Intentions Blow Up

Every leader knows what it’s like to saddle up and ride into a hurricane of personal attack. Storms are tipping points for success or failure. The issue isn’t the storm, it’s how you… Continue reading

5 Ways to Build Your Reputation as a Leader

People justify their judgement once they tag you with a reputation. Character is more important than reputation. But leaders ignore the latter to their peril. You have one: Reputation is the way people… Continue reading

One Predictable Source of Tension on Teams

Tension between Dreamers and Doers is predictable and useful. Unfortunately, when misunderstood, tension creates drama and feels personal. Mutual irritation: Dreamers think about what will go right. Doers warn Dreamers about things that… Continue reading

3 Prevailing Beliefs that Limit Leadership

What you believe about yourself, others, and events governs your attitudes and behaviors. Limiting beliefs produce limited results. 3 prevailing beliefs that limit leadership: #1. Leaders are tough. Leaders do tough things. Successful… Continue reading