How to Keep Elephants out of the Hall

Image source There’s a bull elephant in the hall. He first appeared as a nit but problems almost always grow. Everyone sees the problem but no one’s talking. Successful leaders point out the… Continue reading

Four Stages to Greatness

Image source Leading is serving; serving is living. Serving is the path to greatness; serving is greatness. You are great when you serve. Stage one: Serve yourself. Learn that you are important as… Continue reading

How to Solve “With” not “For”

Struggles strengthen; don’t solve stresses for others – solve stresses with others. Yesterday I posted, “22 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Influence.” I’m expanding on number seven. With not for: When your team’s winning, stay… Continue reading

22 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Influence

Some leaders are born; most are made. But, all leadership is influence. Long-term, powerful influence is never an accident; it’s always intentional.  Experience and research indicate these 22 principles and behaviors dramatically increase… Continue reading

Marginal Success Creates Exponential Potential

Ignorance and uncertainty indicate you’re breaking new ground. Yesterday’s after action meeting confirms ignorance is stressful, slow, and expensive. The team determined our last innovative initiative could be executed more effectively with half… Continue reading

Five things that tick me off!

I’m declaring this “Whining Wednesday,” again.  About 7 months ago I had great fun getting a few things off my chest. Many readers enjoyed adding their own irritations to my list. Don’t bother… Continue reading