Tag Archive: organizational success

How to Overcome the NIKE Problem

Robots don’t need reasons. The NIKE problem: You can’t run around saying, “Just do it,” and call yourself a leader. Your team needs purpose and so do you. Doing stuff – without knowing… Continue reading

Paranoid Optimism – Courage to Shine a Light into the Darkness

Optimism doesn’t serve you well when it prevents you from acknowledging dark realities. We don’t need leaders spewing blind optimism. It’s better to name the challenge, craft a response, and take action. Successful… Continue reading

How a Jerk Revealed Her Purpose

On November 20, 2011, I had a car accident that landed me in the hospital for several weeks. I received a menu from food services every morning. But I was busy doing other… Continue reading

New Results Using Old Methods is a Frustrating Myth

The only way to achieve greater success using old methods is to work harder. But doing more with less has a limited lifespan. Working harder only works when you aren’t working hard already.… Continue reading

You See Things As You Are – Not as They Are

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” attributed to Anais Nin. You believe you are the answer. You see what you look for and defend what you see. Seeing:… Continue reading

The George H.W. Bush Quote They’re Getting Wrong

I’ve seen a George H.W. Bush quote floating around on the Internet that completely misses the point. Former President George Bush didn’t say, “I think history will point out some of the things… Continue reading