Category Archive: Passion

The Pain of Round Pegs in Square Holes

Passion is essential but it doesn’t solve everything. About a month ago I invited one of our lead people to take on a new role. It’s not working out and it’s my fault.… Continue reading

Are you honoring the wrong things?

Some think giving too much praise makes people lazy and indulgent. They’ll settle into the notion your organization is lucky to have them. Choose praise points carefully. Praise creates culture. You get what… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Find Order in Chaos

Photo by William Warby If duress, stress, and pressure represent the dark side of opportunity, today’s world offers great opportunity. Dr. Justin Menkes said of today’s business environment, “strategies are only contingencies.” How can… Continue reading

15 Techniques That Build Loyal Followers

Surround yourself with people who will walk through hell with you. Lost loyalty: “I used to love my job, they said, but not anymore.” “What happened,” I asked? “The old boss left. I’d… Continue reading

Four Stages to Greatness

Image source Leading is serving; serving is living. Serving is the path to greatness; serving is greatness. You are great when you serve. Stage one: Serve yourself. Learn that you are important as… 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