Category Archive: Success

When Projects Fail

We had a project fail. Let it sting. Soothing pain is for babies, not big boys and girls. Team members who don’t care about losing are losers. Don’t sooth discomfort by minimizing failure,… Continue reading

16 Questions that Establish Maximum Impact

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Attributed to Albert Einstein Effective… Continue reading

The Problem of Potential Problems

Alarmists are irritating. They push the panic button at the first hint of smoke. They see what might go wrong and yell fire. While you’re dealing with “real” issues, they’re dealing with things… Continue reading

In Over Your Head

Leadership’s pivotal moment arrives the moment you admit you’re in over your head. Until then, you’re predictable and mundane. The weight of leadership hasn’t buckled your knees. Competence holds you up. Bain of… Continue reading

The Future is Cancelled – Getting it Back

The present you enjoy now was built yesterday. You’re building the future right now. “Future is now. If you want to become a leader in 2020, then it is not what you do… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Succeed Again

Failure is hard, but maintaining success is harder. Things get clear when the house is on fire. Obstacles pull strong teams together. Crisis creates focus and urgency. There’s nowhere to go but up.… Continue reading