Category Archive: Interview

The Fear of Failure Makes You Small

The paralyzing fear of failure makes you small. Fear of failure prevents you from trying new things. If you aren’t certain of success, you won’t begin. If you can’t do it well, you… Continue reading

Special Assistant to The Secretary of Corrections Explains How to Support Leaders

Secretary John Wetzel leads the Department of Corrections for the State of Pennsylvania. It’s an organization with a $2.6 billion budget and 18,000 employees. This post reflects my conversation with Deb Sahd, John’s… Continue reading

Ken Blanchard on Connecting with Your Boss

In a recent conversation with Ken Blanchard a viewer asked, “How do I respectfully encourage my boss to be a more servant leader?” (Facebook Live) People with lousy bosses often ask about Leading… Continue reading

How to Hire New Leaders and the Surprising way to Maximize their Success

“The biggest hiring mistakes happened when I was tired and under duress. We really needed help.” Jeremie Kubicek, co-founder of  the GIANT companies, mentioned two worst case scenarios. One occurred when he hired a… Continue reading

5 Ways to Help Teammates Navigate Butt Kicks

We all encounter arrogant leaders. You might be one. You probably have one on your team. Butt kicks are a wake up call for arrogance. You might be arrogant if: Listening is something others… Continue reading

How to Work Together Without Killing Each Other

Leaders say, “Lets build the plane in the air.” It’s not about charts and hierarchy. Managers simplify complexity and deliver consistent results. “Let’s make a plan.” You need the people who irritate you… Continue reading