Tag Archive: organizational success

How to Avoid Distraction and Focus on Real Issues

Mary* approached, after a recent presentation and said, “I wanted to hear more about dealing with your inner critic.” She could have said: You should talk more about managing your inner critic. Why… Continue reading

7 Ways to Overcome Distraction and Do What Matters

47% of the time you aren’t focused on what you’re doing.* You give yourself to trivialities when distraction governs your day. 7 ways to overcome distraction: #1. Establish “no respond” hours in your… Continue reading

The Single Biggest Factor in Long-Term Organizational Success

“What ultimately constrains the performance of your organization is not its business model, nor its operating model, but its management model.” (The Future of Management, Gary Hamel) Factors of organizational success: Jim Collins… Continue reading

10 Ways to Help Reluctant People Make Commitments

Leaders spend too much time trying to get performance from people who aren’t committed. The worst thing you can do is explain why it-will-work to people who aren’t committed to make-it-work. You know… Continue reading

3 Ways to Overcome “That Won’t Work”

Naysayers are often right – especially when they’re roadblocks. “What works,” emerges AFTER you try. We have a delusional ability to believe we’re right when, in truth, we have nothing to support our… Continue reading

How to Navigate Turmoil without Sinking the Boat

Unresolved turmoil weakens the knees and squelches creativity. The companions of turmoil are frustration, helplessness, and regret. Four sources of turmoil: #1. Mandates from disconnected leadership. The people at the helm seem stupid… Continue reading