Category Archive: Delegation

You Want People to Take Ownership – But How

“Anything that affects my team is mine.” Brandon Ross* “If the traffic light in front of my building isn’t working, I’m having someone look into it.” You want people on your team who… Continue reading

6 Questions Smart Leaders Ask Themselves When Giving Ownership

#1. What is my attitude about letting go of things? Leaders who are reluctant to give ownership always end up doing other people’s work. People are slow to take ownership when you are… Continue reading

7 Reasons You Need to Plan Less and Others Need to Plan More

Those who make the plan make the plan work. But when leaders make the plan, they encounter skepticism, reluctance or resistance. Tight fisted leaders – those who control all the plans – have… Continue reading

Reject this Myth about Management Before it’s too Late

The danger of a myth is it works until it destroys you. A path based on a lie always leads to oblivion. The myth to reject: always-on is the path to success. Always-on… Continue reading

Leadership Lessons from the Mafia, Hell’s Angels, and Gang Bangers

Would your organization thrive if governments spent billions of dollars trying to destroy it? Criminal organizations overcome all the challenges and obstacles of legal organizations plus the opposition of law enforcement. And they… Continue reading

Distraction: Defeating the Beast that Contaminates Leadership and Dilutes Effectiveness

The seduction of distraction is it makes you feel important while diluting usefulness at the same time. The habit of hurry drains fulfillment and frustrates engagement. No one achieves excellence by doing one… Continue reading