Category Archive: Solutions

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

Leaders, Flies, and Manure

A leader without a problem to fix is like a fly searching for stink. If you aren’t fixing something, you’re buzzing around looking for something that’s broken. Leaders love problems like flies love… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Stress Free Problem-Solving

Too much problem-solving is a problem. Dis-empowered employees want you to solve their problems for them. Successful leaders help others solve problems. (This post originates with a problem-centric-email I received. It only took 30 minutes… Continue reading

You Don’t Have to be Man’s Best Friend

Everyone disdains leaders who are in it just for themselves. Self-absorbed leaders destroy relationships, disengage employees, and diminish results. Brave leaders build relationships. Cowards use distance and fear to control. Fear drives disconnection, but… Continue reading

Solving The 12 Dumbest Things Leaders Do

The most important thing you do happens after you do something dumb. #1. Focusing on low performers while neglecting high performers. Solution: Spend most of your development resources on “B” performers. Reward “A’s.”… Continue reading