Category Archive: Leading

How to lead without trying?

“If I had to put somebody in to take Roger Smith’s place at General Motors, I would pick Frances Hesselbein…because the basic problem is in turning around a huge bureaucracy, and that is… Continue reading

Leading a Multibillion Dollar Company

Harry Kraemer served as chairman and CEO of Baxter International, a multibillion-dollar company, for six years. What follows is a sampling of principles that guided him. ********** Harry Kraemer says in his book,… Continue reading

A Dealer in Hope

That’s G.J. Hart, CEO of Texas Roadhouse; a rapidly expanding, publicly traded franchise with 40,000 employees and 340 locations. G.J. and I had an intriguing conversation on March 11, 2011. ********** Gas was 35… Continue reading

If it’s broke DON’T fix it

Image source by Shane Willis You may spiral into frustration and irrelevance if you try to fix stagnated teams or committees. Leaders are passionate fixers that love enhancing organizational efficiency and effectiveness. A… Continue reading

How to Extend your Influence

The magnetism of isolation is control and safety. Isolating yourself may indicate that tasks, problems, and challenges take precedence over people. During isolation coercion usually escalates. You lean more toward authority than relationship. Worse yet,… Continue reading

How to start right and end well

Over coffee yesterday, a local business leader complained to me, “I can’t get him to decide.” Decision-making is one of your greatest leadership challenges. I believe you’ll flounder until you make the two… Continue reading