Category Archive: Decisions

An inconvenient truth: Respect me

I recently read these insightful comments from John Spence: More and more high potentials are telling me that they want to be “treated with respect” by their leader. Now, when I entered the… Continue reading

The leader’s secret weapon

Peter Drucker famously said, “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” Your secret weapon is curiosity. 5 Tips Curious leaders stop having all the answers and… Continue reading

10 reasons you’re an overthinker

73 percent of 25-35 year-olds  and 52 percent of 45-55 year-olds overthink. (Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Univ. of Michigan) ***** Yesterday the garage installed studded snow tires on my truck. I’m ready to battle the… Continue reading

Vacillation or Agility

Changing organizational-direction may feel like instability. Worse yet, some may think that leaders that adapt are weak. The end result is uncertainty among the troops. Uncertainty drains vitality which leads to disloyalty and… Continue reading

Now not later

Ever thought that things will slow down tomorrow, next week, or next month? Did things slow down? People who think things will slow down in the future are almost always wrong. They may… Continue reading

In praise of self-doubt

Psychological gurus, business and educational experts all preach the modern mantra, “Believe in yourself.” However, unquestioned adoption of this modern philosophy may produce indulgent, lazy, arrogant leaders who don’t adapt and persistently serve… Continue reading