Category Archive: Values mission & vision

Drucker: Treat Employees Like Volunteers

Lousy leaders think pay checks are permission to treat people like slaves. Control: I caught an awkward glimpse of myself when I asked my wife, “Would you like me to tell you what… Continue reading

I’m Not Sure I’m Up to the Task

Comfortable jobs equal drifting employees. Everyone in your organization needs to feel stretched in some area. Successful leaders help others step into uncomfortable – stretching – challenges and opportunities. Eventually, you’ll hear, “I’m… Continue reading

The Dirty Truth About Acting Without Permission

You say you want people to act without asking permission. In truth, you want them to do what you want them to do without being told. How many times have you said, “Just… Continue reading

Why Fitting In Doesn’t Work

Leaders choose to emphasize people or organization. The former celebrate individuality, the later accentuate fitting in. One fits the people to the program; the other fits the program to the people. Both are… Continue reading

The Most Courageous Act of Leadership

The flying monkeys on the Wizard of Oz scared the crap out of me. But, flying monkeys are nothing compared to the terror of yielding. Yielding feels weak but it reflects courage, power,… Continue reading

Six Steps to Energy

Leaders correct too much and affirm too little. Hold monthly affirmation sessions. Here’s how. Invite one key player to an affirmation session for the sole purpose of encouragement. Be prepared. You do this… Continue reading