Conquering the Fear of Rapid Decision Making

Conquering the Fear of Rapid Decision Making

Leaders are required to make decisions and deliver results. When we face a problem, we make decisions, we act, and we succeed, fail, and sometimes learn. As we reflect on a decision, we often find that the determination and subsequent actions were available to us...
A Quick Guide to Why Coaching Does Not Work

A Quick Guide to Why Coaching Does Not Work

I’ve coached leaders from both sides now, from give and take, and still somehow, I really don’t know clouds at all…wait, lost my way for a moment. I’ve worked with leaders as an internal and external coach for over 20 years. I’m here to tell you that coaching doesn’t...
You want to go where everybody knows your name

You want to go where everybody knows your name

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. It’s not just a lyric from the television show, “Cheers,” it’s a sound starting place for creating trust as you build a high-performing team. Dale Carnegie once said, “A person’s name is to him or her the...

Control is never perfect and it is never free

Our need to control things reflects our need for certainty. It has notable downsides like added workload, reduced capacity, less trusting relationships, and solving problems when others only wish to be heard. When we control, we adopt other peoples’ monkeys. We decide...