Leadership Effectiveness

Leadership Rocket Science

“If you’re a leader, your whole reason for living is to help human beings develop—to really develop people and make work a place that’s energetic and exciting and a growth opportunity, whether you’re running a Housekeeping Department or Google. I mean, this is not rocket science. It’s not even a shadow of rocket science. You’re Continue reading Leadership Rocket Science

We’re on this Journey Together, Lead With Me

I’m away for some R&R this week so thought I’d share this short, inspirational post from the archives. I hope you enjoy. What I want for you. I want you to be happy. To learn. To grow. To be your best. I’m for you. I want to help overcome your struggles. I want you to Continue reading We’re on this Journey Together, Lead With Me

Building and Burning Bridges

Want to be a leader who thrives in the present? Build bridges. Want to be a leader who shapes the future? Burn them. It’s both. Leaders accelerate beginnings and endings. They create and destroy. I know, that’s a harsh-sounding word, “destroy”. It’s more pleasant to think about the creating. But beginnings usually require endings. Building Bridges Continue reading Building and Burning Bridges

Why Should I Follow You?

“The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.” – Albert Einstein What if you aren’t really leading anyone? Before you get too defensive, I also asked myself this question. When I did, it occurred to me that I might be a just little bit delusional. I thought of Continue reading Why Should I Follow You?

The Post-It Note that Made Me a Better Leader

Lots of people put Post-It notes on their monitor to remind them of important stuff.  Mostly passwords they can’t remember. I only have one. It has two words written on it in black ink. “WAKE  UP”. Your first thought might be that I have a problem with nodding off during mind-numbing conference calls, (I sometimes Continue reading The Post-It Note that Made Me a Better Leader