Category Archive: Leading

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

Change Your Question Change Your Direction

The questions you answer determine the direction you go. In order to find the right answer, you must ask the right question. Image source “The most common source of mistakes in management decisions… Continue reading

How to K.I.S.S. Lousy Operational Meetings Goodbye

Corporate teams love meetings. People who do the work can’t wait for meetings to end. Use a K.I.S.S. agenda to run meetings real people love to attend. #1. Keep: What do we need… Continue reading

Over-engaged Leaders Produce Disengaged Teams

Over-engaged leaders work way too hard. Over-engaged leaders produce disengaged teams. Work to make space for others, if you’re an over-engaged leader. Over-engaged leaders: Love check lists. Don’t dive into problem-solving without exploring… Continue reading

A Page From my Personal Journal – April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003 Yesterday Dale went shopping for clothes without me. (We usually shop together.) She came back with two summer dresses that look very comfortable. One was pleasing to my eye. The… Continue reading

How to Succeed by Aiming Ridiculously Low

Aiming high is overrated. Aim ridiculously low if you want swift response and immediate action. Big goals are marshmallow clouds on chocolate rain Mondays, unless they distill into small daily behaviors. Ridiculously low:… Continue reading