Category Archive: Innovation

Seven Reasons Smart Leaders Get Dumb

Power makes leaders dumb. The more power you gain the dumber you get. Image source There are at least seven dumbing effects of power. Power*: Reduces the complexity of your thinking. You over-simplify. Limits your ability… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Keep Dreams Alive

She said, “I have a burning passion to live a high impact life.  She began explaining her vision.  It’s exciting.  However, the inevitable “how to make it happen,” fills her with fear and… Continue reading

How to Walk

We have forgotten how to walk. All we do is go places. A proper walk doesn’t have a destination. Gwyn Thomas put it this way, “But the beauty is in the walking —… Continue reading

Overcoming the Disempowerment of HR

Leave a comment on today’s post and become eligible for one of twenty-five copies of, “Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest,” by Peter Block. *** Human Resource Departments that are dedicated to serving upper… Continue reading

Creating Glorious Space for Reinvention

Baggage barricades your future.  Leadership baggage includes past: Disappointment with others. Unresolved conflict. Broken relationships. Personal failure. Failed plans. Financial frustrations and business setbacks. Releasing baggage is like cutting sandbags from balloons. In,… Continue reading

Three Qualities Traditional Leaders Reject

Image source by Petr Kratochvil Regurgitating and recycling what you already know bores others, antiquates leadership, and destroys organizations. Get out of yourself before you shrivel and die. Growth, innovation, and future-building centers… Continue reading