Category Archive: Leadership Development

One Simple Question That Keeps Projects from Going off the Rails

It’s unusual for projects to come in on target, on time, and on budget. Ask one simple question that gets teams solving problems before they happen. 12 reasons good projects go bad: One… Continue reading

7 Indignities of Youth

Elders flaunt the indignities of their youth to validate their superiority to younger generations. 50 years ago you could listen to your neighbors’ phone conversations on the party line. The trimline phone was… Continue reading

5 Questions That Trigger Positive Thinking

Imagine lying in the mud repeating, “I’m on top of the world.” Positive thinking won’t get you out of the mud. You have to get up. But mindset is crucial to success. Positive… Continue reading

When Development Works and When to Let them Go

Sincere leaders stress over developing people. But people are responsible for their own development. You provide development opportunities and encouragement. Level of experience and competence determines your level of involvement. Coaches approach professional… Continue reading

3 Questions that Identify Deadweight

Generous leaders fight avoidable battles. I’m all for big hearted leadership, but confusion concerning generosity creates catastrophe.   No one loves serving small hearted leaders who… Big hearted leaders: If you seek big… Continue reading

10 Surprising Job Interview Questions that Identify the Right People

A job interview is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Paraphrased from Forest Gump. Reality is more important than aspiration when it comes to job interviews.… Continue reading