Making Behavior Change Stick

Have you ever tried breaking an old habit to replace it with some new behavior?
Of course you have. Whether it’s a diet, exercising more, reading more, less device time, or other lifestyle changes, adopting a new behavior can be tough.

Kill the Bell Curve

Managers often believe their workforce distribution is some kind of bell curve. Research says NO. There is a long-standing belief in business that people performance follows the Bell Curve. This belief has been embedded in many business practices: performance appraisals, compensation models, and even how we get graded in school. […]

More About Building Better Teams Thru Trust

Are you responsible for a team at work? Is it performing at the highest level you can imagine? I’ve been writing about the impact that trust can have on your team. But why does trust matter? Trust is not merely a soft, social virtue; rather, trust is a pragmatic, hard-edged, […]

Can You Accept Perfect Imperfection?

Do you work in an environment where perfection is the measure of your performance? Maybe a score of 100% is the goal but seldom do any of us reach such perfection.

Inspect Expect

To Be a Great Leader, You Must Inspect What You Expect

This article was originally published on April 2, 2018 and has been updated. Inspect what you expect. This is an old saying that I learned decades ago. What does it mean, exactly? And what does it have to do with leadership? Well… Have you been guilty of spouting a directive […]