Category Archive: Solutions

3 Guaranteed Ways to Lower a Leader’s Frustration

If you’re like many leaders, you’re frustrated with something right now. If you aren’t frustrated, all I need to do is bring up common trigger issues. Results fell short. Unexpected problems blocked progress. Someone… Continue reading

Tippy-Toe Leaders and Other Dysfunctional Problem-Solvers

We might be able to fake leadership in breezy weather, but dark seas are bright lights. The way you deal with problems is more important than the problems themselves. 3 dysfunctional problem-solvers: #1. Tippy-toe leaders.… Continue reading

How to Complain Like a Leader

Great leaders have burning complaints. I wonder how many great endeavors began as great complaints. The United States of America, for example, began with great complaints.  We know the name Martin Luther King Jr. because… Continue reading

12 Don’ts of Tough Conversations

Success includes not shooting yourself in the foot. 12 Don’ts of Tough Conversations: Don’t use “we” when you mean “you”. Never allow fuzzy language. Exercise candor and precision when fuzzy feels safe. Don’t press… Continue reading

Stop Wasting Energy – Deliver the Real Results of Leadership

Confusion regarding the real results of leadership causes leaders to waste their time doing the wrong things. The real results of leadership are people and teams who live up to their potential. The… Continue reading

Four Ways to Become a One Word Organization

I’ve been practicing, “One Word,” for three years. It’s a fascinating practice that I learned from Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. “Ask,” is my word for 2016. One word for organizations:… Continue reading