Seven Ways Leaders Move First for Best Results

Image source Moving first is the difference between leading and following. Seven ways leaders move first. Leaders: Move toward people first. When you wonder if you should greet someone, you should. Extend your… Continue reading

How to Create Problem Solving Organizations

Leaders who aren’t solving problems are irrelevant. All leaders always solve problems. Urgent problems are easier to solve because they are urgent. While facing urgent or future problems leaders remain solution oriented. The… Continue reading

How to be Liked More and Why it Matters

Image source: I’ve frequently had an, “I don’t care if you like me,” approach to life. Looking back, it was insecurity not confidence. I wanted people to prove they liked me because I didn’t… Continue reading

The People You Try to Please Control You

The people you try to please control you and your organization. Customers drive organizations, you don’t. Drucker said, “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” You are all about… Continue reading

Getting Smart at being Wrong

Whoever said, “Fail often, fail fast, fail cheap,” has my respect. One challenge, however, is organizational expectations. Some within your organization have a low tolerance for failure. They choke creativity, stall innovation, and… Continue reading

Pareto: 80% of Your Time is Spent on Trivialities

The 80/20 rule (Pareto Principle) indicates 80% of your activities are trivial and 20% deliver results. Who wants to go to their CEO and say I’m wasting 80% of my time? It’s shocking… Continue reading