Tag Archive: organizational success

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

The Puzzle without the Cover

Leading is like working on a puzzle without the cover. In turbulent times, throw three puzzles in the same pile. In crisis, hide the edges. Certainty about the future is illusion. At best,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Succeed with an Inflexible Pigheaded Boss

Small adjustments create drama for bosses and team members who find security in predictability. Rigid people expect others to adapt to them. Change sends them off the deep end.   If you’re flexible,… Continue reading