In nearly 25% of Businesses Leaders Believe 30%-50% of Employees Avoid Responsibility*

If you want people to take responsibility, hold yourself accountable. Hold yourself accountable. Invite others to hold you accountable. Expect others to take responsibility. 4 powerful expressions of leadership accountability*. Devote yourself to… Continue reading

Two Questions that Crackdown on Excuse Making

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Benjamin Franklin An excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. Excuse-makers beguile naive leaders into expressing… Continue reading

3 Simple Steps that Resolve the Lies in Excuses

Excuse-makers are blamers. They might not point a finger in your face, but their failure will eventually be your fault. Successful leaders identify and counteract excuse-makers. Partial truths: All ‘good’ excuses are partially… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: My Team Struggles with Communication and Follow-Through

Dear Dan, My team has been struggling with communication. We have talked about it all, run through problems and nutted out imperfect solutions. We have talked through positive ways to communicate, but I… Continue reading

How to Help Reluctant Team Members Move From Self-Doubt to Gusto

He wanted the new opportunity. Yet, he sat there wondering, “What if I fail?” Finally I said, “I have a word for you. ‘Gusto.’ How might you pursue this opportunity with gusto? The… Continue reading

5 Ways to Help Teammates Navigate Butt Kicks

We all encounter arrogant leaders. You might be one. You probably have one on your team. Butt kicks are a wake up call for arrogance. You might be arrogant if: Listening is something others… Continue reading