The Most Powerful Way to Extend Influence and Expand Potential

I owe most of the relationships I enjoy to the persistence of others. I tend to look at new people like cows look at new gates, skeptically. Connection assumes generous intention. Healthy relationship… Continue reading

How to Respond Skillfully to the Three Types of Failure

The most instructive moment in organizational life is failure. Success teaches you to repeat things, but responsible failure turns on the lights. 4 things NOT to do when someone fails: Don’t cover your… Continue reading

Three Neglected Skills that Sabotage Sincere Leaders

The ability for sincere leaders to sabotage themselves spoils talent. 3 neglected skills that sabotage sincere leaders: #1. Selling all the peas. Don’t sell all the peas, eat some. Harvest is reward for… Continue reading

How to Never Let Anything Bother You Again

They told me a lot of things bothered grandfather Morrison. He had a terrible temper when he was young. But I never saw it. I think it’s a good thing because he was… Continue reading

How Solutions Make Leaders Stupid

I was surprised to hear the co-founder of Netflix say, “Fall in love with the problem.” (Marc Randolph) I’ve been teaching leaders to fall in love with solution-finding. So, I did some investigating.… Continue reading

The 5 Worst Mistakes Leaders Make

You’re more likely to succeed if you stop doing stupid things.* The 5 worst mistakes you need to avoid #1. Passivity in the face of recurring frustration. Speak up if your meetings aren’t… Continue reading