Category Archive: Leading

One bad apple DOES spoil the whole barrel

Image source Team-work is often slower and always more complex than individual-work; it requires more interaction and greater skill. Five stages: Teams go through five stages: forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. Typically,… Continue reading

To Accept Limits or Not – That is the Question

There are limits; it’s dangerous to believe otherwise. Benefit: Accepting limits enables peak performance. For example, cars are designed for peak efficiency while running within a limited rpm range. Dangers: Surpassing limits lowers… Continue reading

When it’s Better to Receive than Give

I know one of our region’s most gifted relationship builders, everyone knows him. I remember the day he taught me a valuable lesson. Build connections by letting people do things for you. I… Continue reading

The Silent Language of Leadership

We don’t use the term lie when it comes to lying to the boss but that’s what it is. We tell her what she wants to hear. After all, powerful bosses greatly impact… Continue reading

Great Leaders Are Great Haters

Maybe hate isn’t such a bad thing, after all. I believe love is stronger than hate. However, hate and love are dynamically connected. Tuesday’s conversation with Claire Diaz-Ortize, Twitter’s Head of Social Innovation… Continue reading

Standing Out Means You Don’t Fit

The dark side of passion is frustration, even anger. Zeal includes being for and against. Greater fervency for something fuels greater fervency against its opposite. I asked Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Head of Corporate Social… Continue reading