Tag Archive: Leadership Development

You Serve Others – Who Serves You?

It seems like you serve others while others serve themselves. You stay late; others go home on time. You adapt; others make demands. You work to resolve conflict; others clash over trivialities. You… Continue reading

Who’s Got the Monkey

Full disclosure: This post is an excuse to show our youngest granddaughter with the screaming monkey. Audiences love “Who’s got the monkey” stories. The idea is based on a 1974 HBR article by… Continue reading

How Experienced Leaders Become Stagnant and Mediocre

Repetition isn’t the path to improvement, unless you persistently work to improve.   The only way to improve is to focus on improvement. Experience turns to mediocrity when: You can’t explain what you’re… Continue reading

CANDOR THAT STRENGTHENS RELATIONSHIPS AND DELIVERS RESULTS – Part Two

My habit is to quickly get to a substantive topic, even if I don’t know you. It lets people know that I have meaningful conversations. It’s who I am and what I do.… Continue reading

Candor that Strengthens Relationships and Delivers Results

Set a tone of candor early in relationships. Let people know you’re frank, open, forthright, and kind from the moment you meet them. Candor is difficult because: You wait for big hairy issues… Continue reading

Why Leaders Get Stuck at Average

Some leaders think they’re good leaders when they’re stuck at average. We don’t automatically improve as time passes.  The longer we do something, the more likely we are to do it like we’ve… Continue reading