The Top Ten Toxic Behaviors of Lousy Leaders

“Most leaders don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.” Peter Drucker Top Ten toxic Behaviors of Lousy Leaders: #1. Neglecting relationships. A short conversation about someone’s… Continue reading

What Lies Behind Points to What Lies Ahead

The road ahead looked narrow, but when I looked back I saw the future. Kierkegaard wrote in his journal, “Philosophy is perfectly right in saying that life must be understood backwards. But then… Continue reading

Toxic Leaders – The Toxic Trinity that Takes Leaders Down

Bill Clinton said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” In organizations, “It’s the leadership, stupid.” The problem with organizations is toxic leadership. Look around. If you don’t like what you see, look in the mirror.… Continue reading

How to Receive Feedback

The most important thing about feedback is the way it’s received. How to receive feedback: #1. Aspire to improve. Aspiration makes feedback desirable. “Tell me how to improve.” Poorly delivered feedback is useful… Continue reading

How to Bring Out the Best in Others

Performance can’t be improved until it’s defined. The truth about bringing out the best in others: You’re supposed to bring out the best in others, but what does that mean? How is it… Continue reading

How to Hold People Accountable when You’d Rather Eat a Worm

12 reasons holding people accountable is distasteful: You naturally pick up the slack when someone falls behind. You aren’t accountable to your own responsibilities. (Like holding people accountable.) It’s hard to begin something… Continue reading