Category Archive: Leading

Only One in Ten Have the Talent to Manage

“Gallup’s research reveals that about one in 10 people possess the talent to manage.” (Gallup) The myth of the great leader riding in on a white horse pollutes our thinking about the value… Continue reading

What’s Wrong with Introverts

“Reflecting the prejudices in our culture, both introverts and extroverts chose extrovert as their ideal self and their ideal leader.” (Marti Olsen Laney, The Introvert Advantage)   Blindsided: I’ll never forget how blindsided… Continue reading

3 Shifts that Expand Influence

The way you treat others is the chief culture building influence in your organization. Lousy leaders act like individual contributors. Incompetent leaders can’t see the impact of their attitudes, words, and actions. Newton… Continue reading

Stop the Cycle of Ambiguity—Use Plain Talk

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Karen Martin to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of, “Clarity First.” (Deadline: 10/6/2018) *International… Continue reading

The Self-Reflection Sandwich

Bias to action results in drama, disappointment, and crisis apart from systematic self-reflection. The truth about self-reflection: I erred on the side of too little reflection most of my life. I actually spent… Continue reading

Engagement is Getting People to Do Things THEY Want to Do

It’s a mistake to believe leadership is getting people to do what you want them to do. Engagement is getting people to do things THEY want to do. Pressure: Pressuring people to do… Continue reading