Tag Archive: Leadership

On Chemistry Sets and Pogo Sticks

This morning I thought of Henry Mintzberg again. About six years ago I asked Henry to share the one piece of advice he most loves to share. He said one word, “Connect.” “Connect”… Continue reading

You Never Bring out Someone’s Best by Making Them Feel Inadequate

You never bring out someone’s best by making them feel inadequate. You may not mean to intimidate others but you probably do. Intimidated people: Comply, but don’t bring their best. Speak YOUR mind,… Continue reading

Stop Hating the People You Serve

Leaders get frustrated with the people they serve. You hear them grumble, “What’s wrong with people?” It happens in the business world, education, church world, and governments as well. Dissatisfaction – apart from… Continue reading

The 10 Vulnerabilities of Discouragement

Turning an ember into a flame takes skills. But any fool can throw water on enthusiasm. Show up to fuel energy and build morale. Everyone gets discouraged. That’s why successful leaders make it… Continue reading

How to Say No Like a Leader

Tony Blair said, “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes.” Warren Buffett’s success is attributed to saying no to a thousand deals in order to say yes to a few… Continue reading

There Are Only Three Ways to Get More Done

Pressure to put more in your cup – when your cup already overflows – stresses you out and drains your energy. The cycle of death: Work hard – Succeed – Get more to… Continue reading