Tag Archive: Leadership

Why Talented Leaders Fail

You can “succeed” at leadership and still fail. We all know leaders who achieved great results but acted like asses in the process. How you show up is more important than talent. You… Continue reading

How to Navigate Collisions Between Leaders and Managers

Leaders change things. Managers stabilize things. Stagnant organizations need leadership. Chaotic organizations need management. Tension: Tension between change agents and stabilizers is inevitable, dynamic, potentially dangerous, and often useful. Ask people who love… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Can’t Stop Helping People

Dear Dan, I work late because I’m being helpful to people on my team. How can I stop helping too much? Sincerely, Too Helpful (Question after a recent presentation.) Dear Too, The desire… Continue reading

How to Bridge the Perilous Gap Between Impact and Intent

The way you occur to others and the way you imagine yourself are completely different people. You interpret your heart. Others interpret your behavior. The perceptions of others wouldn’t matter if leadership was… Continue reading

The Six Chapters of Every Leader’s Journey

The leadership journey has six distinct chapters #1. Chapter one: Believe YOU have something to offer. Why try – if you don’t believe you matter? Everything begins with belief. “The first person you… Continue reading

5 Steps to Becoming a Bosshole

You’re a bosshole if the bar is high and you kick people when they fall short. High expectation apart from kindness is cruel. Bossholes kick people when they’re down. 5 steps to becoming… Continue reading