Tag Archive: Leadership Development

3 Laws of Vitality: Defeat Energy Vampires Before they Defeat You

Energy vampires* cheer when: Urgencies distract from priorities. Meetings suck the life out of people. Tough conversations get rescheduled or avoided. Elephants – taboo topics – crowd conference rooms. Outdated systems and processes… Continue reading

Beyond Peter Drucker’s Five Most Important Questions

Peter Drucker believed the five most important questions you will ever ask about your organization are: What is our Mission? Who is our Customer? What does the Customer Value? What are our Results?… Continue reading

How to Spot a Leech Before They Suck the Life Out of You and Your Team

The greatest crisis in organizational life is an energy crisis within. How to spot a bloodsucking leech: #1. Leeches always need more. The people you give the most, need the most. Experience indicates… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I Don’t Get Paid to Do That

Dear Dan, I am trying to deal with individuals who continually say I don’t get paid to do that. In addition to that, they are never satisfied with bonuses received. When I emailed… Continue reading

Two Simple Systems for Generating Positive Energy in Others

Make it your mission to fuel and refuel energy. Positive energy fuels achievement. 4 principles of energy: #1. People have energy. Lousy organizations drain it. #2. Energy flows toward meaningful action. When people… Continue reading

Accountability as an Energy-Giving Experience

Be accountable if you want to hold others accountable. Think of accountability as having someone in the boat with you. Who rows with you? Shout your goals from the rooftop. Secrets protect. Accountability… Continue reading