Category Archive: Success

7 Ways Leaders Seize the Opportunity of Second Failure

You hoped they would do better but they failed again. Why? Second chances – by themselves – prolong failure. People will fail tomorrow in the same way they failed today, unless they change.… Continue reading

Two Questions that Crackdown on Excuse Making

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Benjamin Franklin An excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. Excuse-makers beguile naive leaders into expressing… Continue reading

3 Simple Steps that Resolve the Lies in Excuses

Excuse-makers are blamers. They might not point a finger in your face, but their failure will eventually be your fault. Successful leaders identify and counteract excuse-makers. Partial truths: All ‘good’ excuses are partially… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: My Team Struggles with Communication and Follow-Through

Dear Dan, My team has been struggling with communication. We have talked about it all, run through problems and nutted out imperfect solutions. We have talked through positive ways to communicate, but I… Continue reading

Sincerity Doesn’t Erase Ignorance: 7 Ways to Capitalize on the Strength of Your Leaders

Everyone knows what you don’t do well. Confused or inexperienced leaders pay too much attention to people who point out their lack and challenge them to improve weaknesses. Ignorant helpfulness: “To focus on… Continue reading

5 Strategies to Convince Reluctant Leaders to Move Forward

The end is near when protecting the past is more important than creating the future. 5 strategies to convince reluctant leaders to move forward #1. Ask 3 questions: #1. On a scale of… Continue reading