Don’t follow me, I’m lost too!

A colleague, having read my recent post “Leadership, Power, and Conflict,” shared his definition of leadership with me. “A leader is someone who has followers.” He added, “So, if you want to be a leader, you need to do two things: (1) Pick a direction and (2) Get people to follow you.” Simple, thought-provoking, and  eye-opening, this demands that we ask ourselves: in …

End the tyranny of the urgent!

The tyranny of the urgent over the merely important – it’s a very real thing for many of my clients and, admittedly, often for myself as well. One of the key tools I use to keep that tyranny from running (and ruining) my schedule and my life is the weekly Reflective Review process that I write about in an Action Paper. …

The myth of the Right Answer

It’s out there somewhere. The Right Answer.  The solution to whatever you’re struggling with. The Right Answer.  It’s the promise of self-help books, the siren song of marketing gurus and management guides, and the seductive allure of all those online videos selling solutions. They all profess to have the Right Answer. And when you’re trying to succeed at something – …