Don’t narrow the dream expand the team

One day long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away; you dreamed of greatness.  You dreamed of a successful business, helping hundreds or thousands of others, or earning a position of powerful… Continue reading

Mistakes

What if you make a mistake? The better question is what if you don’t make a mistake? “I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” John Wooden 4 ways to become a good mistake… Continue reading

Frozen by perfection

Perfect plans for the future and perfect solutions to problems don’t exist.  Perfection paralyzes people. Life is too short and this world is too broken for us to wait for perfection before progress. Parents waiting… Continue reading

Get out of the way

Good people rise higher when leaders get out of their way. There are three prerequisites for getting out of a good persons way. First, clearly describe the desired outcome (delegate outcomes not tasks). Second,… Continue reading

Making plans work

Making plans work Personally, planning falls between having my teeth drilled and car trouble.  Life is too short to spend it planning.  When I think back on leadership meetings I’ve attended or led,… Continue reading

Communication blockers

“One of the basic mistakes that psychologists have documented is that we tend to blame people and their personalities for problems and ignore situations.” Chip and Dan Heath Complaints about your communication style… Continue reading