Tag Archive: Growth

Engagement is Getting People to Do Things THEY Want to Do

It’s a mistake to believe leadership is getting people to do what you want them to do. Engagement is getting people to do things THEY want to do. Pressure: Pressuring people to do… Continue reading

20% Walk Around Time And Other Tips for Successful CEOs

If the most powerful thing leaders do is connect, the most dangerous is isolation. (Inspired by Henry Mintzberg .) Relationship building: “Half of Americans view themselves as lonely,” David Cordani, chief executive of Cigna. (NPR.) Cigna… Continue reading

7 Leader-Leeches Who Drain Everyone

Leeches have suckers at both ends.  Britannica says there are 650 species of leeches. 7 Leader-Leeches: #1. Busy leader-leeches Always in a hurry. (Related to the dreaded squirrel-leech.) Complete low-priority items and delay… Continue reading

Dear Dan: It’s Increasingly Difficult to Keep My Frustration from my Staff

Dear Dan, I just discovered your article entitled, “You Feel Things Your Team Shouldn’t Know About,” and I realized that I probably don’t do as good a job at this as I should.… Continue reading

How to Find Solutions without Getting Sucked into Problems

Suppose a leader’s team chronically under-performs. How might you help?   The beginning of transformation: Pain and frustration are opportunities for transformation. Success that breeds contentment destroys the future. Painful failure inspires openness… Continue reading

4 Ways to Be a Happy Leader

“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something.” Harold S. Kushner Happiness is a by-product. Happy Leadership: #1. Elevate relationship-building. Place relationship-building on par with… Continue reading