Category Archive: Leading

22 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Influence

Some leaders are born; most are made. But, all leadership is influence. Long-term, powerful influence is never an accident; it’s always intentional.  Experience and research indicate these 22 principles and behaviors dramatically increase… Continue reading

Marginal Success Creates Exponential Potential

Ignorance and uncertainty indicate you’re breaking new ground. Yesterday’s after action meeting confirms ignorance is stressful, slow, and expensive. The team determined our last innovative initiative could be executed more effectively with half… Continue reading

16 Enlightening Communication Principles

I’m intentional with 20% of my words; the rest is vain babbling. I’ve never left a meeting wishing I spoke more. I have, on the other hand, continued speaking after running out of  things… Continue reading

Overcoming the Danger of Familiarity

Image source Words are like a ship’s rudder; they establish and maintain life’s direction. During dinner with two successful leaders, one the COO of an organization with over 14,000 employees, I noticed the… Continue reading

Five Tested Techniques for Achieving Results Through Others

The organization I lead just closed the books on a fresh initiative that reflects an important leadership principle; the less you do the more you get done. I coached the lead person of… Continue reading

Help Me I’m Being Criticized!

Critics say more about themselves than they do about you. They impose personal values and expectations as criteria to evaluate you and your behaviors. The more your organization accomplishes the more criticism leaders… Continue reading