Growth

A Balanced Scorecard for Leaders

“Results aren’t everything they’re the only thing.” – Some CEO The prevailing logic is that leaders are responsible for results. Therefore we should evaluate leaders as follows: Good results = good leader Average results = average leader Bad results = bad leader Simple and straightforward. But not very accurate. Good leaders will sometimes fail. Bad Continue reading A Balanced Scorecard for Leaders

Leadership Out of Nothing

Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore profit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is Continue reading Leadership Out of Nothing

Our Problem with Problems

A problem appears. Feelings rise. Frustration. Self-pity. Anger. Blame. It’s kind of silly don’t you think? The way we always act surprised. Like today was going to be different. You thought problems were not on the agenda. No time in your schedule. They’re funny like that, though. They love to show up at the least Continue reading Our Problem with Problems

Towing a Yacht With a Prius

Energy. Emotional energy. Creative energy. Physical energy. Mental energy.   Every day organizations spend an enormous amount of energy. But on what? We withhold or release our energy. But for what? There’s only so much energy available to each of us. And, of course, that means only so much energy available for our organization. Now Continue reading Towing a Yacht With a Prius

As Long as You Lead, Keep Learning How to Lead

Leadership is the¬†gift you unpack every day. It’s the same but it’s never the same. Always something new to learn. Something new to try. It will surprise you. Frustrate you. Move you. Just when you think you’ve got it sorted out. It suddenly slips through your fingers. The answer you had in mind, Doesn’t work Continue reading As Long as You Lead, Keep Learning How to Lead