Congratulations! You just finished an epic blog post titled “10 Ways to Supercharge Your Leadership and Build the Organization You’ve Always Dreamed Of!”. Oh yeah, that was good stuff. Inspiring! Exciting! Every, bold, capitalized, exclamatory bullet point calling you to act like the 10,000 bullet points you’ve read before, (and mostly saying the same thing). … Continue reading Breaking the Illusion of Progress
When you first choose, (or land in), a profession the immediate need is to narrow your focus. It’s natural to want to master the skills necessary to succeed. The search begins for tools, resources and role models that will help you get and stay on track. If you’re in a leadership role you might dig … Continue reading The Process of Narrowing and Expanding – Are You Stuck in a Rut?
Another work day ends and I have a vague idea that it was perhaps a good day. Or maybe not so good. I got some things done, plowed through meetings, pushed the rock a little farther up the hill. Now, finally, a moment of silence. Time to collect my thoughts. Catch my breath. As I … Continue reading The Power of Intentional Reflection – Six Questions to Shape Your Story
When I pause to observe my day I notice that almost every interaction with my team either presents or invites a question. Am I right? Everything we do in leadership is formed around questions and our effectiveness is determined by the methods we use to reach the answers. Decisions Priorities Problems Conflicts Values Plans All loaded … Continue reading Speaking of Leadership – 5 Questions that Clarify
At the start of my supervisory career, I was taught that you NEVER surprise the boss with a problem. Check. No surprises. Got it. Huh? Over time I became quite puzzled by that expectation because a lot of the day to day problems I encountered weren’t part of my plans. They were, in fact, surprises. … Continue reading Why You Should Be Asking For Trouble