Category Archive: Author

7 Steps to Transformational Influence

The problem I have with Jeremie’s book is it’s inescapably practical. Jeremie Kubicek, President and CEO of GiANT Impact, focuses on potential beyond current expectations. My impression is based on a 45 minute phone… Continue reading

10 Steps Gutsy Leaders Take

Six reasons leaders wimp out: Avoiding conflict. Striving for certainty. Avoiding career risk. (Butt kissing) Lack of self-confidence. Lack of urgency. Protecting your turf. Two results of wimpy leadership: Leaders that won’t make… Continue reading

He loved his performance reviews! Seriously?

If I asked you what you enjoyed about working for your company, would you say performance appraisals? I could say lots of things about places I’ve worked. For example, “They all sucked at… Continue reading

Polite meetings waste time

  Yesterday I interviewed Robert Herbold, former Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft and author of “What’s Holding You Back.” Bob’s quiet, gentlemanly tone shifted toward disdain when the topic moved to wasting time in poorly… Continue reading

The most powerful thing

Image by Stefan Engstrom Ken Blanchard told me he’s having the 51st anniversary of his 21st birthday tomorrow (May 6, 2011). Happy Birthday Ken! Ask him if he plans to retire and he’ll… Continue reading

If you were Magnificent

The problem with many leaders is they’re goal driven. Goals are great but they don’t last. Worse yet, goals don’t create magnificent unified communities that maximize your potential. I didn’t get a vision… Continue reading