View from the Middle of the Boat

Leaders who misread a person’s needs cause chaos and possibly even danger depending on the situation. Plan ahead and define roles.

Another Frustrating Principle: Empowerment

You can’t empower people; they must empower themselves. Reward them for making decisions and taking risks, their work will be more satisfying.

Personal Leadership / Personal Growth

Timely leadership goals that have stood the test of time.

Reflections on Doubt

Modeling authentic behavior rather than perfection forms the basis for successful organizations.

Use What You Have

According to Peter Drucker, “There are no better people …. make them capable of doing the work.”

How To Wrangle Your Monster Colleague

Is your co-worker turning into a monster ready for battle? Don’t fight the beast; climb aboard and ride along.

Why do you like being a firefighter?

Do you start more fires than you extinguish in your role as a leader? Focus on preventing the fires in the first place.

The Perils of Life’s Continuous Improvement Process

You are only on the path toward Continuous Improvement if you can enjoy victories along the way.

Leading Through a 40-Foot Straw

If you are too focused on a singular goal, you limit your ability to hear other ideas and opinions.

7 Steps to Creativity Using the 40-Foot Straw

Creativity is not a mystery; it just requires laser focus.