Tag Archive: leadership challenge

The Five Practices of Leadership

Leaders aren’t mommy or daddy. Successful leaders encourage everyone to think and act like competent people of influence. When leaders act like mommy, team members act like children. Family-style leadership, depending on it’s… Continue reading

7 Ways to Push Through Thorny Issues

Thorny issues always get worse when unattended. Inevitably, you tumble into disappointing results, heated confrontation, broken relationships, or fatalistic resignation. Thorny issues are pivotal moments that confirm, confront, or establish trajectory. There is no arrival only… Continue reading

Challenge the Process without Blowing Up

You’re surrounded by stagnation because last week’s great idea is next week’s dying system. Systems defend themselves and gradually grow stale until crisis confronts and changes them. Every system was someone’s great idea… Continue reading

How Leaders Dilute Their Impact

Image source Brevity increases impact. The Gettysburg address had 267 words, give or take a couple. 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for about 16 minutes. Who doesn’t remember, “I have… Continue reading

The Seven Qualities of Visionary Leaders

Vision always centers on people never projects, programs, properties, or profits. Vision focused on anything other than people is ego driven exploitation. Vision answers the question, “How will we make the world better… Continue reading

Weird Leadership

People who change things become fanatics first. I became obsessed with developing leadership a few years ago. Many friends thought I was weird. Some friends don’t hang with me anymore. I’m more committed… Continue reading