Tag Archive: Leadership Development

What to do When High Performers Take on New Challenges

One of your best team members took on a new challenge. Performance plummeted. Now what? #1. Expect the dip. New challenges make us novices again. Performance goes down when people navigate uncharted waters.… Continue reading

5 Ways to Teach People How to Fail Responsibly

Your response to failure promotes learning or fortifies stupidity. Punish responsible failure, if you want everyone to play it safe. Why fail: Teach people how to fail responsibly so they can reach their… Continue reading

How Contingency Plans Cause People to Perform Worse and Try Less

Will Smith said, “There is no reason to have plan “B” because it distracts from plan “A”. Jihae Shin and Katherine Milkman, from Wharton School research found that merely thinking about a backup… Continue reading

New Questions for Leadership Tipping Points

The opportunity and ability to step into a tipping point makes us feel responsible, powerful, and apprehensive. Every decision both responds to and creates a tipping point. New questions for leadership tipping points:… Continue reading

How to be Dissatisfied Like a Leader

“Satisfaction is death.” George Bernard Shaw The only people more dissatisfied than leaders are artists, pubescent teens, and curmudgeons. “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” Thomas… Continue reading

How to Avoid the Truly Dangerous Thing While Seeking Feedback

“We define our dialogue and, in a sense, our future through the questions we choose to address.” Peter Block Seeking feedback includes asking great questions and making space for people to provide thoughtful… Continue reading