How to prevent negativity?

Are there negative people in your office? Not everyone who seems negative is.  Perhaps they have a high need to succeed.  Questions that seem negative are attempts to figure out if the “preferred… Continue reading

Helping others help you

One reason leading feels thankless is you don’t feel supported. It’s likely others desire to support you.  However, it may be that others don’t know how to support you. For example, perhaps you’re… Continue reading

Too many questions

Are you bombarded with questions? Do people constantly ask you what they should do? Why leaders hear too many questions? You’ve delegated tasks rather than results, vision, and resources. Delegating tasks is too… Continue reading

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