Category Archive: Decisions

How to Disagree

I had a young, new member of the leadership team I lead ask me, “What do you want me to do when I disagree with you?”  “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody… Continue reading

What not how

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter F. Drucker “Doing the right things,” means leaders determine, clarify, and communicate what is done. The other day I had a… Continue reading

An inconvenience?

While driving home yesterday my wife called asking where I was. I assumed she wanted me to pick up something at the store but soon heard a different story. This weekend our oldest… Continue reading

The “V” word for leaders – Vacuum

***** Nature abhors a vacuum. My own leadership journey has taken me from a passive leader to an active leader. Passive leaders only have titles. They aren’t leading. Organizations do better when the… Continue reading

The down side of Options

Frequently leaders create options. Problem solving is about options. Brainstorming sessions generate options. We love life when it presents options. On the other hand, we feel trapped when we don’t have options. Never… Continue reading

Facing the dreaded JUMBLE

This is the “J” installment of my “Alphabet for Leaders.” Jumble means confused or disordered mass. The need for clarity has a dangerous side. You’re future certainly holds a jumbled mass. When you… Continue reading