Category Archive: Managing

How to Compete Like a Leader

Male cardinals attack reflections. At first, I thought they were admiring themselves in the mirrors on my truck. As time passed, I realized they were attacking their reflection. Focusing on the wrong competitor… Continue reading

A 5 Step Project That Fuels Energy and Performance

“A person can perform only from strength. One cannot build performance on weakness, let alone on something one cannot do at all.” Peter Drucker 5 step project: #1. List the top three strengths of… Continue reading

4 Ways to Develop the Mindset of a Leader

Skills, circumstances, opportunity, and the people on your team impact the results of your leadership. But mindset – habitual ways of thinking – effects everything about you. Mindset governs the trajectory of your… Continue reading

7 Questions All Rookie Managers Must Answer on Day One

Rookie success includes good fortune, but it’s never an accident. Rookies crash and burn when they fly by the seat of their pants. 7 questions for rookie managers: #1. What is the definition… Continue reading

4 Ways to Overcome the Deadly Traps of Managing

76% of employees did not want their boss’s job. (HBR) Most American workers are not aiming for the corner office. Approximately one third (34 percent) of workers aspire to leadership positions, with only… Continue reading

4 Self-Limiting Statements You Must Stop Saying Today

#1. Stop saying, “I didn’t have time.” Everyone has enough time. Refusing to accept reality is belligerent insanity. Two reasons you say, “I didn’t have enough time.”: You over-estimate your talent and abilities.… Continue reading