Category Archive: Solutions

3 Lessons from Tires that Aren’t Flat and other Inconveniences

The trip was a little less than five hours, so my wife and I drove to the workshop I was recently scheduled to give. Everything went smoothly until we got a flat about… Continue reading

7 Ways to Immediately Open Your Mind to Useful Ideas

You can’t be open to everything. Open-minded leadership is a pernicious waste of time when you lose sight of outcomes. So how can you open your mind without wasting time on useless conversations?… Continue reading

Root Cause Analysis is Over-Rated – What to Do Instead

A car that won’t start requires root cause analysis. But people development and culture building may not. We spend too much time asking ‘why’ and not enough time exploring ‘what’. If your team… Continue reading

10 Sure Signs There’s Trouble Ahead

Optimism is a surprising disappointment when you imagine a hungry lion wants to play. Skillful leaders anticipate trouble. Short-sighted leaders press forward and suffer. Anticipating potential problems isn’t pessimism until it’s an excuse… Continue reading

How to Pull Weeds Less and Grow Fruit More

You’ve been working to make a difference but every weed you pull is replaced by three more. Worse yet, new weeds seem more malicious than old. If you aren’t careful, you’ll end up… Continue reading

Small Irritations – The Legacy of Flies

Nothing rouses me to determined resolve like the catastrophe of a fly in the house. I stalk from room to room crouching – whacker at the ready. You know you’re rich beyond belief… Continue reading