The Right Way to be Wrong

The great coach John Wooden said, “I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” Challenge Too many mistakes and you lose credibility. Too few mistakes and you’re dead in the water, you can’t lead.… Continue reading

An Accidental User

Image source Are you abusing high performers through neglect? People get buried or worse yet, burned by highly focused leaders. Passionate vision may transform you into a person that thinks of people as… Continue reading

Why should anyone follow you?

Stated simply, leaders have followers. Put negatively, if you don’t have followers you’re not leading. Here’s the big question, why are people following you? Successful leaders know why others follow. What value are… Continue reading

Hard truths about soft-skills

Leaders lacking in soft-skills face hard realities. Poor relational skills always hover near or at the top of every list that explains why leaders fail. Reasons Arrogance may be the reason soft-skills are… Continue reading

Trusting you makes them happy

  The number one reason employees are happy is they trust their leaders (Lamb & McKee). ***** Surprisingly, less than half of employees have trust and confidence in their senior managers (Baldoni, Lead… Continue reading

Four Ways Managers Roadblock Productivity

  “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” Peter Drucker Four ways managers roadblock productivity Talking – Managers that roadblock work talk too… Continue reading