React or Respond?

Poor leaders react. When something unexpected or unwanted happens, they act, rather unproductively, from habit. They speak whatever comes to mind. They […]

Tolerating Incompetence

Because confronting them is uncomfortable, we will often tolerate people that we judge as incompetent. But this helps no one. Everyone feels […]


Leadership is Simple

Our job as leaders is to build an environment where others get valuable stuff done together. Our job is made easier when we […]

dropping the ball

Leadership Rule #1

Never do for another what they can do for themselves. Often we see people dropping the ball and we think, “If you […]


Leader, Know Thyself

As great leaders, we understand ourselves. We know our strengths, blind spots, and biases. And we consistently grow ourselves. We do all […]