Tag Archive: Leadership Development

Getting Smart at being Wrong

Whoever said, “Fail often, fail fast, fail cheap,” has my respect. One challenge, however, is organizational expectations. Some within your organization have a low tolerance for failure. They choke creativity, stall innovation, and… Continue reading

Pareto: 80% of Your Time is Spent on Trivialities

The 80/20 rule (Pareto Principle) indicates 80% of your activities are trivial and 20% deliver results. Who wants to go to their CEO and say I’m wasting 80% of my time? It’s shocking… Continue reading

Gain Influence with Others by Seeing Yourself

I’m from Maine. My parents are from Maine, and so are my parent’s parents. We refer to ourselves as MAINEiacs and we have a reputation for stoicism. Maybe the cold winters make us… Continue reading

Five Strategies that Create Your Future

If you feel stuck you are. You want to be unstuck but wanting doesn’t change anything. Wanting without acting makes matters worse. Frustration drains you. Frustration and blame are twins. Where there is… Continue reading

The Pain of Round Pegs in Square Holes

Passion is essential but it doesn’t solve everything. About a month ago I invited one of our lead people to take on a new role. It’s not working out and it’s my fault.… Continue reading

The Truth about What’s Holding You Back

  Every great start begins with a painful stop. The first step toward the right destination is to stop going in the wrong direction. Casting vision isn’t doing. Dreaming of how you want… Continue reading