Category Archive: Leading

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

Overcome the Dangers of Office Politics

Unethical office politicians create perceived threats. They’ll suggest someone is out to get you. “Watch out for Joe!” Vulnerability to unethical office politicians occurs when you wrongly believe they’re acting in your best… Continue reading

Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Foolish words nullify hard work and good intentions; stop shooting yourself in the foot. Leaders get ahead by speaking well and working hard. You need both. I’m focusing on words not work, today.… Continue reading

Five Ways to Find and Tap Potential

Image source Leaders fail when they think too much about things they want and too little about things others want. Immature vision-driven leaders flounder when they believe it’s all about their vision. Think… Continue reading

Flipping the Switch that Develops Leaders

I asked Barry Posner, bestselling co-author of “The Leadership Challenge” if he was a leader. In a quiet, unassuming voice he said, “I’m a leader, follower, and a colleague.” I asked Barry when… Continue reading