How to Leverage the Flywheel Advantage for High Performance

Successful leaders energize people. One of the most neglected leadership skills is spinning up flywheels – creating momentum. The Flywheel advantage: “Momentum solves 80% of your problems.” John Maxwell Predictable high performance. Flywheels… Continue reading

How to Escape Toxic Dissatisfaction

Dissatisfaction grows in the gap between aspiration and reality. Dissatisfaction that lingers in the gap between aspiration and reality defeats aspiration. You begin to think, “Why try?” Dissatisfaction is boredom with sameness. Dissatisfaction… Continue reading

Happiness isn’t Apathy – How to defeat the Beast of Dissatisfaction

“Management’s overall aim should be to create a system in which everybody may take joy in his work.” Dr. W. Edwards Deming 7 reasons for dissatisfaction: It wouldn’t surprise me if you’re dissatisfied… Continue reading

The Power of Showing Up – Choose How You Show Up or Someone Else Will

I spent too much time feeling like a puppet with someone’s hand shoved up my back. I blame myself. Where is the power to choose how YOU show up? When you let others… Continue reading

Overcome Resistance to Change: Magnets or Bowling Balls

If everyone likes it, why bother? Change is never enjoyed by everyone. Leaders think too much about ‘what’ and not enough about ‘how’ when making change. Failure: John Kotter suggests 8 reasons transformation… Continue reading

Leading Change: Why Things Get Worse Before they Get Better

Things typically get worse before they get better. That’s not pessimism. It’s reality. What happens when you ‘improve’ a practice or procedure at work? Productivity goes down. Frustration goes up. It takes time… Continue reading