Category Archive: Leading

Buffet and Bennis on Delegating

***** Mediocre leaders can’t or won’t delegate. Delegating may be the most unglamorous part of leadership. I woke up this morning with three things on my mind, delegating an important role in the… Continue reading

Stop Working Hard to Remain Stupid

***** Inexperience is under rated. Inexperienced people enjoy the courage of ignorance. They say, “Why not” rather than “we tried that.” Ignorance allows them to see what could be. They see fewer problems… Continue reading

Overcoming Safe Success Cultures

***** Ambition makes it nearly impossible to enjoy the success of others. You can shine, just don’t outshine me. In addition, insecure bosses feel threatened when someone outshines them. Furthermore, it’s hard to… Continue reading

The Power of Frustrating Leadership Friends

People who frustrate you fill holes in your leadership. You need them more than you think. I took on my first leadership challenge in 1981. I didn’t even know what leadership meant. I did know… Continue reading

Seven Proven Ways to Inspire Others

***** You make a difference by inspiring others to make a difference. Here’s how: 1. Stop fixing. If your passion for excellence and success drives you to constantly fix people, stop it. Problem… Continue reading

Leadership Lessons From Car Tires

Organizations and individuals remain stuck because they don’t understand and/or can’t endure the disorienting unbalance “new” always creates. Wise leaders understand prepare for, accept, and work through the pains of disequilibrium. Unbalance always… Continue reading