Category Archive: Change

5 Ways to Succeed with an Inflexible Pigheaded Boss

Small adjustments create drama for bosses and team members who find security in predictability. Rigid people expect others to adapt to them. Change sends them off the deep end.   If you’re flexible,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Reach Higher by Rattling Cages

Nothing frustrates leaders more than a past that keeps coming back and a future that never quite gets here. Rattle cages today or the past stumbles into the future. Successful cage rattling: Don’t… Continue reading

How to Maximize the Most Misunderstood and Underutilized Members of Your Team

Feelers are like Rodney Dangerfield. They get no respect. Every team has Doers, Feelers, and Dreamers on it. Doers are driven to finish things. Dreamers are driven to start things. Feelers prioritize relationships… Continue reading

How Doers Learn to Speak Dreamese

Dreamers drive doers crazy. “Why don’t you talk less and do more?” Fear of being saddled with futile work causes doers to resist spontaneous dreamers.    Constant disagreement leads to disdain. Words like ‘never’… Continue reading

How to Create Transformative Growth Points for Reluctant or Resistant Employees

They keep falling short. But you want them to reach the next level. Establish an affirming context for growth. A transformative growth point: Years ago I was asked to work with a manager… Continue reading

7 Principles of Success for Leading Innovative Initiatives

Innovative initiatives require quick wins. But unable to choose is unable to move. 7 principles of success for leading innovative initiatives: #1. New initiatives need to inspire energy to survive and thrive. Leaders get… Continue reading