Category Archive: Leading

10 Ways to become the Leader People Follow

Yesterday I met with two new leaders in my organization. It was a “get to know you” and a “where are you going” pow-wow. At the end of our exchange I asked, “What… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Find Order in Chaos

Photo by William Warby If duress, stress, and pressure represent the dark side of opportunity, today’s world offers great opportunity. Dr. Justin Menkes said of today’s business environment, “strategies are only contingencies.” How can… Continue reading

Peter Drucker: Stop Focusing on What’s Wrong

You can learn a lot about a person in a short time. That’s how I feel about my conversation with Dr. Justin Menkes, bestselling author and executive assessment expert. Our call was briefly… Continue reading

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