Tag Archive: organizational success

Don’t Say, “It’s Not That Bad,” to Someone Who Thinks it’s Bad

Don’t say, “It’s not that bad,” to someone who thinks it’s bad.   You’re right: When team members say, “Things are bad,” say, “You know, you’re right.” And then ask, What’s bad about… Continue reading

How to Transform A Foot Dragger into a Dynamo

People who are great at getting things done ARE NOT excited to take on new responsibilities. A Doer’s lack of enthusiasm to take on responsibilities makes them seem like a foot-dragger. In reality,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Protect Dreamers From Self-Destruction

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” Harriet Tubman   5 ways to protect dreamers from self-destruction: Dreamers don’t feel they need protection. Don’t let dreamers: Control financial decisions without input from doers… Continue reading

Practical Tips for Winning with the 7 most Provocative Challenges of Leadership

The saddest state of leadership is thinking you’ve mastered something you haven’t. 7 Provocative Challenges: #1. Courageously leading into the future while diligently managing the present. Over-led organizations become unstable. There’s too much… Continue reading

How to Maximize the Most Misunderstood and Underutilized Members of Your Team

Feelers are like Rodney Dangerfield. They get no respect. Every team has Doers, Feelers, and Dreamers on it. Doers are driven to finish things. Dreamers are driven to start things. Feelers prioritize relationships… Continue reading

The Unexpected Answer that Solved One Department’s Issues

It’s wasteful and frustrating to talk to the wrong people about the right things. The solution: I coach a leader who reported that the problems in one department disappeared after he replaced the… Continue reading