The Power of Mother-Leader

I’ve been asking people to complete this sentence. “My mom is reflected in my life when I ….” (You can add a bit of explanation.) If leadership is influence, mother is the first… Continue reading

The 5 Powers of a Good Enemy – Red Sox Fans Hate the Yankees

Red Sox fans are all alike. They hate the Yankees. You might respect the talent of the Yankees, but a Red Sox fan knows the Yankees buy championships. “… studies show that rabid… Continue reading

How Great Leaders Build Strong Relationships

You might think leadership would be easy if it wasn’t for people. Try sending everyone home! Now what? You’re an individual contributor – not a leader – when you work in isolation. Relationship… Continue reading

The Secret to Getting Things Done

The hardest part of getting things done is doing one thing at a time. The second hardest part of getting things done is choosing the right task. Choose the task: The best way… Continue reading

Not Another Video Conference: How to Manage Zoom Fatigue

You’re learning that back-to-back video conferences are more exhausting than in-person meetings. Zoom is exhausting, in part, because everything is harder during disruption. But National Geographic, USA Today, and others are posting articles… Continue reading

How to Build Teams that Follow-Up and Follow-Through

Accountability is a dirty word because it begins in the wrong place. Leaders wrongly think accountability begins with others. What do you call someone who bulldozes people into compliance? The nice word is… Continue reading