Category Archive: Leading

Overcoming the Six Dangers of Flip-Flopping

Lack of confidence creates foolish urgency which blocks your ability to withhold judgment, gather information, and explore options. One cause of too much urgency: Questions from others pressure you to decide quickly. You… Continue reading

10 Tactics that Produce Brilliant Solutions

Courageous leaders do more than listen to constructive dissent, they encourage it. Conflict, not comfortable collaboration, produces brilliance. Encouraging constructive dissent: Don’t answer first. Tell people you expect hard truths and practical answer.… Continue reading

Top 25 Dumb Mistakes Leaders Make

Yesterday I asked the Leadership Freak Coffee Shop on Facebook: “What’s the dumbest thing you’ve seen a leader do?” This morning while going for coffee with a local business owner, I ran into… Continue reading

Five Proven Steps to Tomorrow’s Win

“Bold moves in the second and third quarter of your tenure tend to accelerate your career,” Pam Fox Rollin for newly promoted leaders. Short-term wins are like fireworks they’re breath-taking but fade quickly.… Continue reading

15 Techniques That Build Loyal Followers

Surround yourself with people who will walk through hell with you. Lost loyalty: “I used to love my job, they said, but not anymore.” “What happened,” I asked? “The old boss left. I’d… Continue reading

The Leadership Secret

I love asking leaders to talk about tipping points in their lives – when their leadership trajectory started or shifted. Mike Howard’s leadership course found clarity when his manager at CIA took an… Continue reading