Tag Archive: Leadership

Big enough to be rude?

Large companies and important people can be rude. I’m not saying its right but it’s true. They can ignore common people and cut to the head of the line. They can walk past… Continue reading

Performance reviews

Performance reviews are like Grape Nut’s Flakes, neither grapes nor nuts.  They don’t improve performance and they don’t review well either. Three reasons traditional performance reviews don’t work. #1. Extended time gaps The time… Continue reading

The power of Ignorance

According to the free dictionary, stupid people make poor decisions and careless mistakes. On the other hand, ignorant people are unaware or uninformed. You’ll need these two definitions to understand what follows. Careless… Continue reading

The fast track to influence

Without trust leaders intimidate others through fear. On the other hand, trusted leaders influence followers through confidence and connection. Follower-confidence is rooted in a leader’s competence, consistency, clarity, and character. The challenge –… Continue reading

Bottlenecks

I recently completed a “Lean 101-Principles of Manufacturing” training. The training included several rounds of practice in which the group attempted to manufacture a fake product. During the first practice module we easily… Continue reading

How to make things happen?

Check out the change curve.  The flat blue line represent life/business as it should be.  The red star represents a problem or an unacceptable situation. The greater the gap between the blue line and… Continue reading