Category Archive: Success

How to Eliminate Traditional Job Descriptions

February 26, 2010, I wrote, “Traditional job descriptions are a relic of a past age when jobs didn’t evolve and people were more inclined to do what they were told.” Yesterday, Stan Endicott,… Continue reading

Three Ways to Stop Being a Doormat

What do you call someone who keeps on giving but doesn’t receive? A doormat. Lead with generosity but reject abuse. One-way relationships indicate disrespect. First-time managers, who are kind and sincere, are most… Continue reading

7 Ways to Gain Authority

Those who constantly demand and use authority don’t deserve it. Thoreau said, “Any fool can make a rule…” Longing for authority reveals a deep sense of powerlessness, unwillingness to defend ideas, and lack… Continue reading

5 Feelings that Signal Failure is Near

Excellence is war. Business as usual means mediocrity prevails. It’s one thing to pursue excellence as an individual. But, how can leaders make the pursuit of excellence a matter of culture? “Scaling Up… Continue reading

How to Get Projects Back on Track Fast

People are the main reason projects fail. Getting projects back on track is first about people, then about circumstances. 5 people-reasons projects fail: Confusion regarding purpose. Why is this project important? Lack of… Continue reading

12 Ways to Maximize Collisions of Perspective

Mediocrity is the result of peace and harmony. Rather than resolving conflict, invite it. Lousy leaders and weak organizations pursue peace at all costs. The heat of tension, tests, clarifies, refines, and strengthens… Continue reading