Tag Archive: organizational success

The Surprising Face of Belief

Believe in people if you expect greatness from them. But what does it look like? 4 faces of disbelief: Accepting mediocrity. There’s nothing inspiring about being average when people are capable of remarkable.… Continue reading

5 Ways to Solve the Dung Fly Problem

Teams and organizations always have a few members who leave smelly droppings everywhere they go and wonder why everything stinks. Sometimes it’s leaders. Dung fly leaders: #1. Kill momentum by bringing up distracting… Continue reading

3 Wise Sayings You Need to Stop Saying Today

Some ‘wise’ sayings are evil affirmations that staying the same is a good thing. They’re dangerous because they’re half true. #1. We did our best. Bull crap! You didn’t do your best. You… Continue reading

The Surprising Secret to Getting Things Done

The secret to getting things done is only starting things you can finish. But that leaves little room for trying new things. Picky starters: The most surprising and helpful thing I’ve learned about… Continue reading

How to Succeed with Mules in a Beauty Pageant

Mules come in many forms. Some are loud, opinionated, and adversarial. A pleasant mule is stubborn in a beauty queen’s skin. Beauty queen mules are more dangerous than conspicuous resistance. You end up… Continue reading

A Look Under the Hood of What Drives Great Doers

Everyone has an idea of how to achieve success. Doers think it’s about getting things done. Dreamers think it’s about dreaming big dreams. Both are wrong. Achievable: The better you are at getting… Continue reading