The Silent Language of Leadership

We don’t use the term lie when it comes to lying to the boss but that’s what it is. We tell her what she wants to hear. After all, powerful bosses greatly impact… Continue reading

Great Leaders Are Great Haters

Maybe hate isn’t such a bad thing, after all. I believe love is stronger than hate. However, hate and love are dynamically connected. Tuesday’s conversation with Claire Diaz-Ortize, Twitter’s Head of Social Innovation… Continue reading

Standing Out Means You Don’t Fit

The dark side of passion is frustration, even anger. Zeal includes being for and against. Greater fervency for something fuels greater fervency against its opposite. I asked Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Head of Corporate Social… Continue reading

10 Tests to Know it’s Time to Take Charge

One dimensional leaders fit into one dimensional organizations. Do one dimensional organizations actually exist? Complexity and diversity call for more than one leadership style. You may be a coaching-style leader but coaching doesn’t always… Continue reading

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