Tag Archive: organizational success

Talented People Have an Annoying Side

“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” Noel Coward, English Playright Three reasons talent becomes annoying: #1. They’re too much of something. People should be like… Continue reading

How to Practice Ethical Buttering Up

Butter is the reason we eat popcorn. Broccoli is intolerable without butter. In our house we put butter on peanut butter sandwiches.  Everything’s better with butter. (Except watermelon.) Buttering up: Buttering up is… Continue reading

How to Overcome Dingbat Ideas

Our grandchildren love hearing mimi and poppi say, “Ya Dingbat.” I call myself dingbat. I say, “Ya dingbat,” to mimi and she calls me dingbat. I enjoy calling the grandchildren dingbats. Someone has… Continue reading

The Worst Lies

Words are rudders.  The most powerful words you say are the ones you say to yourself.   The worst lies you tell are the ones you tell yourself. Self-deception blocks authentic leadership. Self-deception:… Continue reading

Skin Bags with No Heart

It’s hypocritical that we preach about purpose and authenticity and spend so much time worshipping ‘successful’ leaders. Questions reveal priorities. Most questions you hear focus on HOW to solve pressing concerns. How do… Continue reading

One Bad Apple Lowers Team Performance Up to 40%

“[Will] Felps estimates that teams with just one deadbeat, downer, or asshole suffer a performance disadvantage of 30 to 40 percent compared to teams that have no bad apples.” (Bob Sutton in Good… Continue reading