Category Archive: Values

How to Seize the Biggest Missed Opportunity in Meetings

The higher you go in an organization, the more time you spend in meetings. Meetings are untapped opportunities to build culture. Live your values in meetings. Treat people – in the conference room… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Praise for Over-commitment

I told George, “A life that matters is lived in service to others. The more you serve – the more you matter.” George, being a thoughtful young leader, began talking about over-commitment and… Continue reading

How to be Authoritative without being a Jerk

Fear only works when the big bad leader is present. The sigh of relief when jerk-leaders leave the room signals disengagement. The most effective leaders are authoritative, not authoritarian. Authoritative: Authority is permission… Continue reading

Giving Teeth to the Lion

Organizations without guiding values have lost control of their identity and future. Values guide during good times, anchor during tough times, and create stability during change. One of my leadership blunders was focusing… Continue reading

15 Ways to Deal with Strong People

The depth of the team determines the height of success. A team of strong people goes further, faster, if they all pull together. 15 ways to deal with strong people: See strength in irritation.… Continue reading

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Over-committed leaders may be remarkable for a while, then they aren’t. Over-commitment dilutes and destroys. Cracks and work: Things are falling through the cracks. I love hard work. I don’t want to work less.… Continue reading