Category Archive: Success

The Three Dumbest Things Leaders Do When Things are Going Well

Play to win or get out of the way. Successful leaders focus on success. Progress, momentum, and growth are precious things. Fuel them with all you have in you.   The three dumbest… Continue reading

How to Accept Imperfection Like a Leader

If I could begin my leadership journey again, I’d accept imperfection. Leadership begins after you accept imperfection. If I could take back the time I wasted on searching for perfection – before I… Continue reading

Work with True Believers – Smile and Ignore the Rest

Someone who doesn’t believe in your vision never helps you achieve it.  Unbelievers: Don’t waste time convincing unbelievers to support an effort they understand, but don’t believe in.  Work with true believers. Encourage… Continue reading

How to Create Organizational Vitality and Be a Place Where People Love Coming to Work

People struggle and sink when environments feel like death. 7 signs your organization is sick: Low performers are protected. Anyone who isn’t growing, needs to go. Coach them up or out.  Secrets saturate… Continue reading

3 Strategies that Minimize Hierarchy and Maximize Speed and Agility

Think of organizations as human bodies, not hierarchical pyramids. Bodies are agile. Pyramids house the dead. Organizational leaders try to increase speed and agility by removing layers from pyramids. But removing layers –… Continue reading

Don’t Run with the Pack and Other Powerful Ways to Thrive in Organizational Life

Effective organizations enable us to harness each other’s strengths, but it ain’t easy working with others. #1. Don’t always run with the pack. You disappear if you always fall in line. Offer constructive… Continue reading