Category Archive: Failure

The positive power of confusion

Have you ever noticed that people seem to know how to do what they aren’t doing? Those who don’t do – know. It’s easy to know how-to-do something you’re not doing. During seminars/training, people come to… Continue reading

The value of ignorance

Everyone is ignorant of many things and knowledgeable about very few. Ignorance has nothing to do with intelligence and everything to do with not knowing. Intelligent people can be ignorant. You may be knowledgeable… Continue reading

Too many questions

Are you bombarded with questions? Do people constantly ask you what they should do? Why leaders hear too many questions? You’ve delegated tasks rather than results, vision, and resources. Delegating tasks is too… Continue reading

How not to drive others nuts

You do things that drive others nuts. You frustrate, irritate, disorient, and disappoint. You may not know how irritating you are One of the guys on my leadership team is a doer-maximus. He… Continue reading

What you think isn’t that important

They met, like they almost always did, for lunch. They were exited to try a new barbeque place in town. It was small but clean and the line went from the counter to… Continue reading

Talk solutions not problems

Yesterday I realized I’ve made a strategic blunder. About a year ago I began publicly acknowledging a challenge the organization I lead faces. As weeks and months passed I continued to occasionally acknowledge… Continue reading