Category Archive: Leading

In Praise of Power

Saying, “I’m the boss,” indicates you’ve lost influence and resorted to intimidation. Coercive power offends. But, power isn’t a dirty word, with it you get things done. Without power, nothing gets done. Power… Continue reading

Mintzberg Rejects Macro-Leadership

“Macro-leadership is just as bad as micro-management.” Henry Mintzberg. During our conversation, Mintzberg explained that, “It’s destructive to separate management from leadership. Leaders need to get their hands dirty.” No buy in: Mintzberg… Continue reading

Mintzberg on What’s Wrong with Management

Henry Mintzberg thinks modern management is off the tracks. While we spoke, I got the feeling if I asked what’s wrong with management he’d say practically everything. This from one of the most… Continue reading

Mintzberg’s Magic Wand

I asked Professor Henry Mintzberg, author of 140 articles and 13 books, “If you waved a magic wand over businesses, what would you change?” He said, “I’d get rid of all MBA’s.” He… Continue reading

What Lousy Leaders Can’t Do

Lousy leaders expect others to adapt to them. They’re rigid and bossy. If you expect others to adapt to you, get over yourself. Failure to adapt to others frustrates everyone, including yourself. Leadership… Continue reading

Vitality through Events

The more public an event the more potential it has to create organizational momentum and add value to others. Yesterday, I met with two leaders who bring events from planning to execution within… Continue reading