How to Solve “With” not “For”

Struggles strengthen; don’t solve stresses for others – solve stresses with others. Yesterday I posted, “22 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Influence.” I’m expanding on number seven. With not for: When your team’s winning, stay… Continue reading

22 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Influence

Some leaders are born; most are made. But, all leadership is influence. Long-term, powerful influence is never an accident; it’s always intentional.  Experience and research indicate these 22 principles and behaviors dramatically increase… Continue reading

Marginal Success Creates Exponential Potential

Ignorance and uncertainty indicate you’re breaking new ground. Yesterday’s after action meeting confirms ignorance is stressful, slow, and expensive. The team determined our last innovative initiative could be executed more effectively with half… Continue reading

Five things that tick me off!

I’m declaring this “Whining Wednesday,” again.  About 7 months ago I had great fun getting a few things off my chest. Many readers enjoyed adding their own irritations to my list. Don’t bother… Continue reading

16 Enlightening Communication Principles

I’m intentional with 20% of my words; the rest is vain babbling. I’ve never left a meeting wishing I spoke more. I have, on the other hand, continued speaking after running out of  things… Continue reading

Overcoming the Danger of Familiarity

Image source Words are like a ship’s rudder; they establish and maintain life’s direction. During dinner with two successful leaders, one the COO of an organization with over 14,000 employees, I noticed the… Continue reading