Tag Archive: organizational success

How to Make a Difference that Matters

A life that matters is not about desire; it’s about how. Leaders who make a difference develop internally and explore externally. Neglect one and you won’t make a difference that matters. Component one:… Continue reading

The Secret Power of Hearing Shadows

Listening is a skill. Making someone feel heard is a gift. My dad’s first words when I told him about my new job were, “It’s not very close to home.” I was a… Continue reading

How the Need for Fairness Destroys People

The need for fairness prevents people in the middle from reaching the top. Every organization of any size has slackers, drifters, and fence sitters. Top management should deal with them, but sometimes they… Continue reading

How Women Leaders Adapt

Global organizations do business in countries where men are given more status than women. Wise business leaders, for the sake of effectiveness, adapt to cultures. If you don’t adapt to cultures, “Not only… Continue reading

Letting Go of the 12 Behaviors Holding You Back

12 Behaviors that always hold leaders back: Avoiding. Avoiding is the path to mediocrity. Copying others and losing you. Copying others is useful when it aligns with your strengths. When it doesn’t align, it… Continue reading

10 Proven Ways to Run Great Meetings

Poorly run meetings are like garbage strewn along the organizational highway. Useful meetings are like the Sumatran Tiger, powerful but nearly extinct. Great organizations have great meetings. 7 reasons meetings suck: They’re too… Continue reading