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Created 13 Apr 2021
  • Stop Calling for Meetings
    05 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 5 0
    Are you leading in a meeting culture? Meeting cultures exist in those teams and organizations where meetings have become the essence of work. In meeting cultures, spending time in meetings counts as p...
  • Seeing Criticism as Compliment
    04 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 0
    The highest compliment leaders can offer to those they lead is to make the effort to help them succeed. This requires feedback — sometimes hard feedback. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t care about the ...
  • Invest the Time to Kill Bad Ideas
    03 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    When we think of great leadership, we often think of leaders who make big, bold decisions, thereby changing the world around them. Making quality decisions is a hallmark of leadership and it is hard t...
  • Don’t Tolerate This Kind of Subversion
    02 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 8 0
    When teams come together over issues, concerns are expressed, advocacy occurs, decisions get made. Everyone present claims to support those decisions. Soon thereafter, those with doubts begin to expre...
  • ‘You Are Acting Out of Character’
    01 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 9 5
    Offering feedback when others are generally unaware of the negative impact they are having can be tricky. When a trusted colleague or leader unknowingly becomes more negative, dominant, distracted, st...
  • How Strong Is Your Capital Balance Sheet?
    30 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 9 0
    The real balance sheet of your organization is about much more than economics. The truth is, there is a lot of capital running around your organization. We all know how important it is to have access ...
  • Expect a Drop in Performance
    29 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 6 0
    When leaders introduce colleagues to a new way of doing things, they can expect a temporary drop in performance. This is especially true for new colleagues who have never been exposed to a particular ...
  • Don’t Get Stuck in the Curve
    28 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 8 0
    By the time we arrive at whatever success we are experiencing, we face the ultimate challenge: Achieving future success will require different skills and insights than what was required for our curren...
  • Correct Errors in Remarkable Ways
    27 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 7 0
    Turning angry customers or clients into raving fans is an act of leadership often overlooked by more traditional views. In every customer experience that goes terribly wrong, there exists the possibil...
  • Non-Posting Is a Ninja Move
    26 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 11 0
    “Keep me posted.” Leaders say it all the time. The simple act of posting someone to keep them informed is an everyday practice familiar to all of us. Messages that clarify progress on a project, ackno...
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