Tag Archive: organizational success

Distraction: Defeating the Beast that Contaminates Leadership and Dilutes Effectiveness

The seduction of distraction is it makes you feel important while diluting usefulness at the same time. The habit of hurry drains fulfillment and frustrates engagement. No one achieves excellence by doing one… Continue reading

Four Things You have that Others Don’t – But They Need

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” Bonnie Ware, Top Five Regrets of the Dying. Stop working so hard to… Continue reading

Don’t Pretend Things Smell Good when they Stink – Instead Shift Focus

Relentless problems feel like driving around with garbage in the backseat. You wonder if the journey’s worth it. Don’t pretend things smell good when they stink. Dig into problems, but don’t set up… Continue reading

Embracing the Power to Predict the Next Normal

The challenge isn’t predicting the next normal. It’s creating it. I heard the term “next normal” when a friend texted me from a Board retreat. I believe McKinsey used “next normal” first. Leaders… Continue reading

How to Stop Asking, “How are You?” and Create Real Conversation

Stop asking stupid questions like: How are you? How are you doing? How are you feeling? You already know how people are doing. The future feels like mushy spaghetti. Answers to, “How are… Continue reading

A Rut is A Grave with the Ends Kicked Out

If you enjoy unnecessary frustration, keep doing what you did. Self-imposed irrelevance is the consequence of prolonged repetition. We don’t notice when patterns become irrelevant, so we serve them to the point of… Continue reading