Succeeding with the Thin Line Between Stubborn and Persistent

There’s a thin line between stubborn and persistent. Successful leaders make decisions quickly* and change their mind reluctantly. But stubbornness refuses to consider alternatives. Stubbornness makes decisiveness a disaster. But success requires persistence.… Continue reading

How to Make Peace with that Negative Voice in Your Head

Maybe you should stop fighting your inner critic. Hug her. Take him to coffee. Your inner critic speaks the truth he sees. Sometimes he’s right. We start talking to ourselves as soon as… Continue reading

Pigs Don’t Lay Eggs but Leadership is Intervention

Apart from intervention, the past is the future. Past performance reflects future accomplishment. Past attitudes predict future interactions. Leadership is intervention. Intervention is: Disruption…Interruption…Interference. Intervention is making failure less likely and success more… Continue reading

Recommended Summer Reads for Leadership Freaks

The thing I love about good books is they help me think my own thoughts. Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman If you read one book this summer, read Thinking, Fast and… Continue reading

10 Things that Make Dumb Leaders Smart Today

One of the best things to discover is your own lack of brilliance.   Brain function goes down when you’re: Stressed out. If stress makes you dumb, some leaders must be dim-wits.  Fatigued… Continue reading

Practical Ready Made Agenda Items for Your Next Meeting

One sure way to lead lousy meetings is to rely on spontaneity. Never let spontaneity be an excuse for lack of preparation. Spontaneity within a plan is more effective than spontaneity as a… Continue reading