Tag Archive: organizational success

5 Strategies that Defeat Drifting

The trouble with teams is drifters; people who hide behind the work of others. Drifters are more than annoying; they’re dangerous, damaging dead weight. Drifters de-motivate the motivated and drain energy from the… Continue reading

6 Ways Successful Leaders Think

Only fools plan to fail. Leaders always plan to succeed. Working on plans is working to anticipate and nullify reasons for failure. But, failure happens in spite of plans. There’s more to success than… Continue reading

High Performer or High Potential

All leaders always keep watch for high performers they can move into greater responsibilities. You’re a lousy leader who may succeed in the short-term but fail in the end, if you don’t. Real… Continue reading

The “But” of Leadership

***** Success is harder to handle than failure. Yesterday, I reconnected with the Chief Security Officer at Microsoft, Michael Howard. I’m freakishly interested in leadership so I asked him about his own leadership… Continue reading

10 Reasons Leaders Fail, Plus One

“The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” William Pollard 10 reasons leaders fail: Stop learning. Don’t build the team. Can’t collaborate. Won’t adapt.… Continue reading

Two Ways to Overcome the Pipe Dream Problem

Ivory-tower-leaders mastermind their own demise when they craft strategies and plans without considering the talent on the team. Your dreams are doomed if the horses in the barn can’t pull the wagon. In,… Continue reading