Withhold “I” say “you”

***** Here’s a technique guaranteed to enhance your listening skills. Withhold “I” – say “you.”  Let me explain. Typically Typically, while someone is speaking, we’re not listening. We’re formulating. We’re thinking of what to… Continue reading

Strategic Speed

“Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution,” is a leadership book not a strategy book. Through research, illustration, and application, the authors clearly explain that leaders create fast organizations that reduce time-to-value by focusing… Continue reading

Journey to Strategic Speed

John Wooden said, “Be quick but don’t hurry.” From a business point of view, going slow at first enhances speed in the end. I recently enjoyed an enlightening conversation with Ms. Jocelyn Davis,… Continue reading

Bloody Backstabbers

“Backstabbers put on a front that appears accommodating, loyal, and yes, even sacrificial. Then, without warning, they raise their knife, and by the time you see the glint of the blade, it’s almost… Continue reading

How to matter?

Good one-word definitions say enough.  John Maxwell defines leadership as, “Influence.”  His full definition is:  “Leadership is influence: nothing more, nothing less.” For the moment, I’ll stick with, “Leadership is influence.” I believe… Continue reading

How To Multiply Value

You add value by yourself. You multiply value by mentoring. I heard someone say, “When you mentor someone, you make them like yourself.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Steven Spielberg wisely… Continue reading