How not to drive others nuts

You do things that drive others nuts. You frustrate, irritate, disorient, and disappoint. You may not know how irritating you are One of the guys on my leadership team is a doer-maximus. He… Continue reading

Now not later

Ever thought that things will slow down tomorrow, next week, or next month? Did things slow down? People who think things will slow down in the future are almost always wrong. They may… Continue reading

Measuring intangibles

“What gets measured gets done, what gets rewarded gets repeated.” It feels awkward to measure the relational aspect of leadership. For example, setting a goal to have a two minute conversation with three… Continue reading

Crisis precedes innovation

Just before innovation people feel, frustration, stress, even hopelessness. For example, your company raised the performance bar while restricting resources.  The people “up stairs” don’t get it and you just know you’ll never… Continue reading

Leaders treating others like dogs

We owned a miniature dachshund that joyfully welcomed us home every day. He’s gone now and frankly, we miss the sound of his miniature paws paddling around on our floors. One day I… Continue reading

In praise of self-doubt

Psychological gurus, business and educational experts all preach the modern mantra, “Believe in yourself.” However, unquestioned adoption of this modern philosophy may produce indulgent, lazy, arrogant leaders who don’t adapt and persistently serve… Continue reading