A column for verbs

The old saying, “When all is said and done there is usually more said than done,” applies to meetings that end without action items. I’m listening to a podcast and I’m psyched.  It’s… Continue reading

UNlearning

UNlearning is harder than learning. If I mistakenly recall that your name is Barry when it’s actually Carl, you could wrongly be Barry for the rest of my life.  When we decide something… Continue reading

Don’t narrow the dream expand the team

One day long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away; you dreamed of greatness.  You dreamed of a successful business, helping hundreds or thousands of others, or earning a position of powerful… Continue reading

Mistakes

What if you make a mistake? The better question is what if you don’t make a mistake? “I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” John Wooden 4 ways to become a good mistake… Continue reading

Frozen by perfection

Perfect plans for the future and perfect solutions to problems don’t exist.  Perfection paralyzes people. Life is too short and this world is too broken for us to wait for perfection before progress. Parents waiting… Continue reading

Get out of the way

Good people rise higher when leaders get out of their way. There are three prerequisites for getting out of a good persons way. First, clearly describe the desired outcome (delegate outcomes not tasks). Second,… Continue reading