Tag Archive: organizational success

The Top Three Communication Issues That Hold Leaders Back

The top three communication issues that hold leaders back: 63% – Not recognizing employee achievement. 57% – Not giving clear direction. 52% – Not having time to meet with employees. (Source: Interact/Harris Poll)… Continue reading

3 Rules for “Not Helping” Like a Leader

Under-helpful leaders seem distant and uncaring. Over-helpful leaders encourage irresponsibility and low engagement. 3 rules for “not helping” like a leader: #1. Don’t fix the mistakes of capable team members. The operative word… Continue reading

20% of Men and 60% of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment

The #metoo movement represents a culture shift that’s long overdue. I wouldn’t want my daughter or granddaughters to feel they had to sleep with the boss to get a promotion. The only troubling… Continue reading

Blind-Eye-Dumb and Other Stupid Things Leaders Do

Don’t be offended at today’s title. Stupid comes before smart. If you aren’t stupid, you’re “too” smart. But repeated stupid in the same way is dumb. People who think they know – when… Continue reading

How to be a Badass Without Becoming a Jerk-hole

You can’t succeed as a leader if your need to be liked exceeds your drive to achieve. There are three options in the tension between results and relationships. Results without relationships. (Jerk-hole.) Results… Continue reading

How One Question Sparks Engagement

People aren’t engaged because the questions they hear are dull. Easy questions: If you’re on my team, you’re committed to constant improvement. Meetings always include, “What can we do better next time?” I… Continue reading