Making the Tough Calls

Dealing with problem employees

Leadership growth covers a lot of territory. There are so many dimensions to consider when growing and perfecting your leadership style and effectiveness. At some point you reach a conflict. What do you do about the loud rebel on your team? As much as I like to talk about servant leadership and the preferred ways it inspires […]

Stuck Right Now? Here’s How to Get 3 Levels Beyond

Are you feeling stuck. It’s like walking in quicksand. You can’t make any forward progress. We’ve all been there before. This feeling is a common event in most people’s lives. As the chapters of life unfold, there are moments when everything seems to just get stuck and you start to lose the vision of the […]

Ever Hear of a Self-Eating Watermelon?

self-eaten watermelon

Definition : A project that contains enough seeds of success right within its own boundaries. How many of you work for or in a self-eating watermelon project or organization? I doubt many would say yes. You see I hear a lot of excuses why a project fails. Outside influences get a big part of the […]

Convicted, Conflicted, or Confused

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A leader can easily find themselves in three states of mind; convicted, conflicted, or confused. Your situation may shift between the three. Each new day brings new tests and tough decisions that have to be made. In which state of mind do you usually operate? Convicted In this context, when I use the word convicted, I am […]

The Margins in Life

Life Margin - Changing Lives

Do you think about margins in life like a business thinks about profit margins? For business, the different between its total/gross revenue (income) and its expenses is its margin. Without margin, you can never grow. Clearly a negative margin means you are going backwards, headed to bankruptcy or liquidation. Life follows a similar paradigm. While […]

Mastering Delegation of Authority

Delegation

Learning how to delegate authority is a challenge all leaders share. Do you do it well? This is a common question. Delegation can be a delicate and scary moment for managers who are not comfortable with that dynamic. The scope for delegation changes as you move up the organization. Leadership that wins influence must know […]