Tag Archive: Leadership

5 Ways to Deal with Tommy Touchhole

A touchhole is the small hole in early firearms through which the charge is ignited. Tommy Touchhole reacts to slight offenses with inordinate intensity. Insignificant issues have disproportionate impact on touchy people. You… Continue reading

Simple Choices Give Direction to Your Leadership

Responding to unforeseen events is part of your day. But if all you do is bounce from one issue to the next: You’re a problem-solver. The better part of leadership is seizing opportunities.… Continue reading

My Black Friend Surprised Me with the Truth

I was shocked when a black friend told me she wasn’t welcomed in some stores in our town. This was years ago. I still don’t understand the realities of racism. I’ve never feared… Continue reading

How to End the Frustration of Recurring Problems

Frustrated leaders complain about having the same conversation. “We’ve talked about this problem over and over.” Repetition creates the path of least resistance like rivers eventually wear channels in stone. Pattern reflection: Tell… Continue reading

10 Ways to Spot Dead-weight Before it’s too Late

Teams thrive and rise when you ditch dead-weight. “[Will] Felps estimates that teams with just one deadbeat, downer, or asshole suffer a performance disadvantage of 30 to 40 percent compared to teams that… Continue reading

Making the Most of Dissatisfaction

When nagging dissatisfaction drives your leadership, teams struggle, relationships flounder, and results always disappoint. Persistent dissatisfaction eventually becomes intolerable. Escape seems the only resolution. The answer to dissatisfaction is learning to find satisfaction,… Continue reading