The best leaders know they have blind spots, so I’m not going to belabor the benefits of knowing what they are. The hard part is protecting yourself from your blind spots. I believe there are two kind of blind spots, near-sighted and far-sighted.Read More
Leadership That Won't Work on Your Parents
This blog is for anyone that wants to develop leadership and management skills. Buuuuuuutttttttttt.........(in a high squeaky voice) unless you fit this criteria, you may not appreciate my advice. But if you do. You will see improvements in your skills and outcomes.
If you don't agree with all of these - you probably should't read anything on this website. It will just stress you out.
1. You are sick of profits at all costs.
2. You are sick of companies not caring about our society and the earth.
3. You value your time spent with family and friends more than money.
4. You hate that your job requires you to be physically present even though it does not help you do work.
5. You are sick of mostly white males running the show (I have lots of white male friends like Steven Bayer, Ryan McCluen, Michael Binder, so don't hate.)
6. You are sick and tired of bad managers and bad bosses looking down their noses at the way young people want to live their lives.
Well, if you agree with all of the above. I think you will enjoy this blog. All the posts can be read in about 30 seconds. Because let's face it. There is no way you would remember anything I write here. So insteaad of remembering, how about I just whisper really short tid bits of advice in your ear on a regular basis.
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Ask a leader if they are successful and they will probably say “no”. The reason being that all they can think of is how much is left to do even after great accomplishments have been achieved.Read More
Read this 30 second post to find out what being a sin eater means for you as a leader.Read More
Leaders are like writers. We are writing a story in which our teams are the characters.Read More
t is far too easy in the 21st century to go months or a year without creating space to really think and focus.Read More
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The way a leader treats our senior citizens is a window into their style of leadership.Read More
Even the best leaders need to be aware of their own biases when crafting or approving solutions to problems.Read More
Typically when we are studying communication it is focused on how to make you, the leader, a better communicator. Our society over indexes on this type of communication.Read More
I believe the most compelling and inspiring leaders have their own personal brand of leadership composed of their own leadership frameworks. This in turn makes them slightly more controversial than the average leader.Read More
Have you ever been in a situation where progress on an initiative ground to a halt or slowed because no one would make a decision?Read More
Assuming the best is one of the most powerful tools in your leadership arsenal that you do not actually physically act out or speak to anyone on your team.Read More
I believe we should optimize. I believe we should sometimes maximize. I do not think it is productive to compromise.Read More
As a leader there should be nearly nothing that can rock your boat.Read More
Putting forward our best means not settling and not crowding out the best with what is average or mediocre.Read More
The Four other ingredients required to empower people will not have any meaningful impact without trust.Read More
Most still operate using the mentality of the industrial revolution where most labor was on an assembly line or in a field. Those days are long past for most workers, including yours.Read More
Putting distance between yourself and those you lead means making enough room for them to discover things on their own and to sometimes make mistakes on their own.Read More
Its painful at times with our long list of things we believe we must do to make time to help develop processes. The ability to make time to do so is what separates strong leaders from weak leaders.Read More
The first of 5 components required to empower people is systems.Read More