Stop Telling Your Team to Try Harder

A superhuman effort by the team might, just barely, be enough to overcome a poor strategy and bad decisions. When it works, we recognize the team for extraordinary effort, celebrate a major victory and applaud the leader’s tenacity. When in reality the situation that predicated the need for this massive effort could have been avoided altogether. Continue reading Stop Telling Your Team to Try Harder

Emotion and Reason in Leadership – Contrary or Complimentary?

EI or IQ? Feelings or Facts? Imagination or Intellect? Intuition or Information? Which is best? When is it best? The data indicate that emotion has an important role in leadership. (see what I did there?) Because we are human, we operate in both of these dimensions at the same time. We may be more inclined to one direction or the other Continue reading Emotion and Reason in Leadership – Contrary or Complimentary?