Category Archive: Solutions

A Getting It Wrong Plan

I came across a pony-tailed biker-type guy with a long scruffy beard in a cigar shop. He was a retired union pipefitter that had traveled the country welding pipes in nuclear power plants.… Continue reading

How to Respond to an Angry Employee

Don’t ad lib when emotion is high. Prepare yourself to respond to an angry employee. Develop a plan. How to respond to an angry employee: #1. Emotion comes first. Diffuse hot emotion before solving tough… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How can I Lead Procrastinators

Dear Dan, How can I better lead procrastinators? Sincerely, Tired of Waiting Dear Tired, I can’t figure out why people procrastinate. After reflection, I confess that I do it. But it’s still stressful… Continue reading

There Are Only Three Ways to Get More Done

Pressure to put more in your cup – when your cup already overflows – stresses you out and drains your energy. The cycle of death: Work hard – Succeed – Get more to… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Help We’re Stuck and Sinking

Dear Dan, Our organization is stuck. We’re losing energy and declining. What suggestions do you have for getting unstuck? Sincerely, Nervous about the future Dear Nervous, Thanks for your question. Apart from intervention,… Continue reading

Start Worrying When the Noise Stops

Our first computer was an expensive marvel that came with a 40 meg hard drive and windows 3.0. Yes, “meg” as in megabyte. The salesman said we would never fill a hard drive… Continue reading