Tag Archive: Leadership

The Introspection that Comes Before Complaint, Confrontation, or Correction

One of the most pathetic expressions of inept management is complaining about something that hasn’t been discussed with the people involved. Complaints are bold, loud, and long when the people we’re talking about… Continue reading

How to Succeed with Mules in a Beauty Pageant

Mules come in many forms. Some are loud, opinionated, and adversarial. A pleasant mule is stubborn in a beauty queen’s skin. Beauty queen mules are more dangerous than conspicuous resistance. You end up… Continue reading

How to Help Reluctant Team Members Move From Self-Doubt to Gusto

He wanted the new opportunity. Yet, he sat there wondering, “What if I fail?” Finally I said, “I have a word for you. ‘Gusto.’ How might you pursue this opportunity with gusto? The… Continue reading

Sincerity Doesn’t Erase Ignorance: 7 Ways to Capitalize on the Strength of Your Leaders

Everyone knows what you don’t do well. Confused or inexperienced leaders pay too much attention to people who point out their lack and challenge them to improve weaknesses. Ignorant helpfulness: “To focus on… Continue reading

How to Create Organizational Vitality and Be a Place Where People Love Coming to Work

People struggle and sink when environments feel like death. 7 signs your organization is sick: Low performers are protected. Anyone who isn’t growing, needs to go. Coach them up or out.  Secrets saturate… Continue reading

3 Power Questions that Lead Others to a Happy New Year

Those who seek happiness by avoiding discomfort, meet dissatisfaction along the way. Meaningful discomfort is part of happiness. 4 reasons people end up halfhearted and fully unhappy: Too many options. Keeping all our… Continue reading