Leadership Quote: What Is Important Is Seldom Urgent…

June 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

  This month’s leadership quote: “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” -Dwight Eisenhower   Mother Theresa, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin and other great leaders, past and present, all had the same 24 hours in a day that we do. And, yet we yearn […]

Consensus Gives You Beige

June 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

  When a leader asks for input and then makes a decision, the result is vivid color, i.e. a better decision. It is a better decision for lots of reasons. First and foremost, your team feels valued when they are asked to participate in the decision process. Second, there is […]

Oops, I Wish I Hadn't Said That, I Wish I Had Done This….

June 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

  Back in elementary school, when playing sports, we often were allowed a ‘do-over’. As we got older, coaches and teachers stopped allowing this. The ball had to be played where it was. I suspect the reason for this was to “prepare us for life”. And, so we learned, no […]

Who Gets To Decide?

June 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

  Just about every leadership book and every leadership speaker talks about the importance of allowing people to fail. The concept is: true delegation does not occur unless and until I allow people to make their own decisions, take their own risks and succeed or fail on their own. Easy […]