Category Archive: Leading

Over-engaged Leaders Produce Disengaged Teams

Over-engaged leaders work way too hard. Over-engaged leaders produce disengaged teams. Work to make space for others, if you’re an over-engaged leader. Over-engaged leaders: Love check lists. Don’t dive into problem-solving without exploring… Continue reading

A Page From my Personal Journal – April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003 Yesterday Dale went shopping for clothes without me. (We usually shop together.) She came back with two summer dresses that look very comfortable. One was pleasing to my eye. The… Continue reading

How to Succeed by Aiming Ridiculously Low

Aiming high is overrated. Aim ridiculously low if you want swift response and immediate action. Big goals are marshmallow clouds on chocolate rain Mondays, unless they distill into small daily behaviors. Ridiculously low:… Continue reading

4 Ways to Improve the Life Sucking Beast of Hierarchy

Hierarchies done poorly are life sucking beasts. But there is no perfect organizational structure. Advantages and dangers of hierarchy #1. Advantage: Clear lines of accountability. You always know who is in charge in… Continue reading

10 Relational-Steps to Improve Performance and Elevate Satisfaction

It’s  energizing to work with people who are devoted to improvement and painful working with self-justifying losers. Anyone who isn’t dedicated to improving their performance ends up: Complacent. Complaining. Mediocre. Blaming. Detached. 10 steps… Continue reading

Random Surprise

A guest post by best selling author Chip Bell. ***** Working with Caesars Palace in Vegas for me debunked myths about the casino world. Slot machines are not influenced by the number of… Continue reading