A business partnership is a system. Sometimes that system resembles a couple or family system. And like any couple or family, there may be one over-functioning and one under-functioning person in the partnership. Often the over-functioning one does a great job of compensating for the other’s dysfunction, but that doesn’t mean that it’s healthy to […]
A “bully pulpit” is simply an excellent platform from which to share an important (and often moral) message. You don’t need an actual pulpit in a church or chapel to be in possession of one. President Theodore Roosevelt, who coined the term, used the White House as his bully pulpit. Today’s business leaders have […]
Positive to Negative Ratio of affirmation to criticisms is call the Losada Ratio. Changing your positive to negative ratio can have a dramatic outcome for your business and your marriage.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”–Jonathan Swift As leaders, we can feel too visible–both when things go wrong (and people seek someone to blame) and when things go well (and people want to give us too much credit). More often, though, we don’t feel visible enough. We feel like we’re […]
The success you have is likely despite these obstacles to leadership not because of them – that is simply a rationality that helps craft your blind spots.
Here are 5 specific facilitation techniques that will substantially improve outcomes of your meetings/workshops. Explain. Explain the overarching goal, its importance, and the expectations of work to be done today (and in what order). Appreciate. People work harder if they feel like their work is appreciated. Cite some examples of work this group has done in […]