Tag Archive: Leadership

The Effort Illusion: Hard Work is the Answer

Repetition isn’t the answer when you aren’t getting where you want to go. But sometimes progress is the opportunity to sing again. Hard work isn’t the answer: #1. Hard work isn’t the answer… Continue reading

I Know Things

Spotted on a tee shirt in a book store – “When I drink, I know things.” I turned to my wife and said, “I don’t even need to drink.” I know things: #1.… Continue reading

Successful Leaders Understand the Power of Commitments

Performance is like pushing a rope apart from shared commitments. Managers often ask, “How can I get people to do what I want them to do?” The answer is people do what THEY… Continue reading

Dear Dan: Can You Say More About the Ungrateful List

Dear Dan, Can you say more about the “I’m ungrateful list” – what might be on it and how to use it? I want to know more! Irene (I used the term “Ungrateful… Continue reading

How to Make Meaningful Change

It takes no courage to stand aloof and complain. Do you wish to lead? Change something. #1. Accept the messy. Acceptance isn’t approval. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step… Continue reading

Portrait of a Squeaky Wheel

Squeaky wheels suck the life out of leaders, teams, and organizations while they claim the high ground for themselves. Squeaky wheels have aspiration for others and exemption for themselves. Portrait of a squeaky… Continue reading