They say that execution eats strategy for breakfast. But emotional intelligence devours execution while it sleeps. Ew. But hmm.
How to Finish the Year Well
How to have a really successful year end? Spoiler: do less, not more.
Is Remote Work Here to Stay? Is that the Right Question?
Yes. No. Even after the pandemic is mostly contained, we will want to include some amount of remote work. Partly, we will need to maintain our distance- and hygiene routines. Mostly, we will want to keep the benefits of remote work we’ve come to appreciate. A better question is, “How do we improve our remote […]
‘ext Before ‘ent, Please
For the sake of speed at work and home, we tend to concentrate on content: who’s doing what and how & when they are doing it. But, oh wow, does this generate resistance! People will actively or passively fight over these details. They fight mostly because they have no ways or means to agree. Our…
The Siren Songs That Tempt Every Leader
Trying to figure it all out and get it all done are the siren songs of leadership. They snare us every time. We can avoid the rocks of micromanagement and the shoals of overwrought strategy by leading instead of deciding or doing. We have more than enough to do as captain of the ship. Our…
What to Do When We See People Struggling, Pushing, Fighting, Complaining, Burning Out, or Leaving.
Every business must have a rhythm for people getting the right things done well together. The rhythm includes regular, sane, productive meetings, a way to select, do, track, and course-correct strategic projects, communication and accountability norms, role designs that say what results (not tasks) we expect from each person, hiring people who understand and support…