Tag Archive: Management

10 Ways to Gain Influence

If leadership is influence then dominance and coercion aren’t leading. Police have rightful authority to control. Relying on power, authority, or position, makes you look like a cop writing speeding tickets. Danger: Dominant leaders achieve… Continue reading

16 Things Successful Leaders Never Do

“Not doing,” is one side of finding success. Never let the bottom line be the bottom line. Never pretend things are ok when they aren’t. Never let what you’ve never done be the… Continue reading

Mintzberg Rejects Macro-Leadership

“Macro-leadership is just as bad as micro-management.” Henry Mintzberg. During our conversation, Mintzberg explained that, “It’s destructive to separate management from leadership. Leaders need to get their hands dirty.” No buy in: Mintzberg… Continue reading

Mintzberg’s Magic Wand

I asked Professor Henry Mintzberg, author of 140 articles and 13 books, “If you waved a magic wand over businesses, what would you change?” He said, “I’d get rid of all MBA’s.” He… Continue reading

Vitality through Events

The more public an event the more potential it has to create organizational momentum and add value to others. Yesterday, I met with two leaders who bring events from planning to execution within… Continue reading