Category Archive: Leading

When to Just Shut Up and Do It

I hate it when leaders respond to concerns or resistance with, “Just shut up and do it.” But sometimes NIKE is right, Just do it. Just shut up and do it: Discomfort is… Continue reading

How to Develop Teams that Talk Less and Achieve More

Talking gives the illusion of action. If the room goes quiet when you ask, “What are we going to do about that?”, you have a team that talks too much and achieves too… Continue reading

The Two Biggest Lies Leaders Believe

Teams suffer when leaders believe lies. Most people won’t speak up when you’re convinced lies are truths. The worst lies leaders believe are the ones they tell themselves. The two biggest lies leaders… Continue reading

TURKEY’S REVENGE: I BOUGHT A BONE TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING

After the blessing, I ceremoniously stood as the “man” of the house, to proudly carve the bird. It was one of life’s great moments.

Gratefulness isn’t about Rose-Colored Glasses – the Real Practice of Gratitude

Gratitude expands leadership. Ingratitude corrodes everything it touches. Ingratitude is too dangerous to ignore. The alternatives to gratitude include: Self-absorption. Disappointment. Entitlement. Anger. Accusation. Bitterness. Anxiety. Remembering: Gratitude is a way of remembering… Continue reading

What Shape is Your Leadership – A Team Activity

What shape is your leadership? This isn’t about being physically thin or round. What shape is most appealing to you? (Pick a shape you prefer before you read further.) Yesterday I gave a… Continue reading