Category Archive: Leading

An Incredible Meeting Agenda Any Leader Can Use

Lousy meetings are the rule – vibrant meetings the exception. In an ideal world, meeting-agendas arrive the day before the meeting. But you don’t live in an ideal world. Spontaneous agendas result in… Continue reading

A Must Read List for Growing Leaders

A client requested a list of resources I referenced in the presentation I gave last Tuesday. Here it is… The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner “The five functions of leadership.” Dare… Continue reading

Unstoppable Teams

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (Unknown origin) Choose goals that can only be achieved with teams. When I asked three time Navy… Continue reading

How to Get Your Team to Stop Dropping the Ball and Follow-Through

Follow-through is the engine of progress. Poor follow-through, poor results. 3 dangers of poor follow-through: People don’t respect you. Procrastination drains your energy like a dripping faucet. Team performance drops. People end up… Continue reading

How to Thrive When You Feel The Sting of Unfairness

Unfairness abounds in organizational life. Your company merged with a competitor and your position was eliminated. You didn’t get the promotion. It’s not fair. You never thrive when unfairness derails your focus and… Continue reading

How to be a Great Pretender

The gap between your aspirational-self and your actual-self means pretending is part of the journey. But pretending in the wrong way damages your future. Beneficial pretending begins with your values. It builds your… Continue reading