Entries Tagged as 'Mastery'

Why it’s better to not know (than know)

January 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

During a past leadership program, a participant told the group, “You can never say ‘I don’t know’ to your team.” I asked, “What would happen if you did?” He said that if a leader admitted to not knowing, people would lose faith in him/her. The team’s confidence would plummet; energy and optimism about the future […]

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The Problem with the Quick Fix

November 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Quick-fixes are appealing. Who wouldn’t want their problem to go away quickly? But, the problem with quick-fixes is that they only address the symptoms not the source of the problems. So, the impact of a quick-fix is very, very, short-lived. And once the effects wear off, the problem returns, bigger and badder than before. But, […]

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Every flood starts with a drop of rain.

October 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Every flood begins with a drop of rain. The big problem that’s consuming your time, attention, energy, and resources today – started small. Before it became a serious issue, there were hints, signs, and suggestions – that something was wrong. But these indicators were small. Not earth shattering. Not disastrous. And being small, they were […]

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Do You Want People to be More Accountable?

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

What is the key to creating a culture of accountability?

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What to do when you’re at a leadership crossroads

July 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

When you’re on a leadership journey, you’ll eventually come to the crossroads. How will you know which way to proceed?

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Why conflicts persist (and how to end them)

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments

It all comes down to Chicken Games

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