Tag Archive: Leadership Development

The People Who Lead the Best Try the Least

Leaders work too hard at the skills of leadership and not hard enough at becoming themselves.   Genuine leadership: Real leaders change us effortlessly. Who they are influences us more than what they… Continue reading

The Real Truth About Encouragement

The wrong approach to empathy and encouragement validates poor performance, frustrates leaders, and hinders teams. Encouragement is better than empathy. Responsible failure calls for empathy and encouragement. Empathy feels good, but encouragement nudges… Continue reading

A Look Under the Hood of What Drives Great Doers

Everyone has an idea of how to achieve success. Doers think it’s about getting things done. Dreamers think it’s about dreaming big dreams. Both are wrong. Achievable: The better you are at getting… Continue reading

The Puzzle without the Cover

Leading is like working on a puzzle without the cover. In turbulent times, throw three puzzles in the same pile. In crisis, hide the edges. Certainty about the future is illusion. At best,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Succeed with an Inflexible Pigheaded Boss

Small adjustments create drama for bosses and team members who find security in predictability. Rigid people expect others to adapt to them. Change sends them off the deep end.   If you’re flexible,… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Tired of Beating a Dead Horse

Dear Dan, I am frequently frustrated with poor communication and lack of follow up in communication that I initiate with leaders and team members. I offer solutions and offer an open invitation to… Continue reading