Making Decisions When the Path is Uncertain and Confusing

The path forward is uncertain and confusing: Multiple options present themselves. Future contingencies hide from sight. Decisions narrow or eliminate options. Conflicting advice calls from reliable sources. Results matter. You feel pulled between… Continue reading

Where Talent Thrives or Dies – How to Build Effective Teams

Poorly run teams are where talent goes to die. Talent thrives on effective teams. Talent dies where jerk-holes thrive. Where talent thrives: There’s more to success than meeting the numbers. You get what… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: How to Earn Respect

Dear Dan, I need help! I am the new manager to a team of experienced professionals. How do I earn their respect? Sincerely, New Manager Dear New, Congratulations on being selected to manage… Continue reading

A New Question That Invites a Story

During a listening exercise, a young woman asked a question I’ve never asked. I led a group on a listening exercise. The instructions were simple. Listen to ask a question. She asked, “How… Continue reading

5 Ways to Lead with a Big Heart

I’ve always admired leaders who handle heavy responsibility with heart. Some leaders put on masks and lose themselves to the expectation of others. But leaders with heart bear the load of responsibility with… Continue reading

5 Essentials of Culture Building

The most important thing about us is the way we treat each other while we do the work. Organizational culture is simply the way people consistently treat each other. (This post is based… Continue reading