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Why you need FAT people to work for you and with you.
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Why you need FAT people to work for you and with you.

In earlier posts I wrote about the three benefits of an effective strategic team; that they will 1) extend your...
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7 reasons why “one and done” doesn’t work for leaders
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7 reasons why “one and done” doesn’t work for leaders

There is a good deal of satisfaction in finishing a job. I make lists of tasks then check them off...
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Helping your associates grow
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Helping your associates grow

I want a staff entirely populated by trusted associates. Everyone does but hardly anyone has a staff who function at...
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How to multiply your effectiveness – the 4 levels of ability in your associates
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How to multiply your effectiveness – the 4 levels of ability in your associates

  NOTE: This post is a continuation of a topic I started last week. If you haven’t read it already,...
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Desert3d – Discovery, Dignity, and Destiny
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Desert3d – Discovery, Dignity, and Destiny

I will be joining my wife and my son, both of them accomplished speakers and writers, for a one day...
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How to Multiply Your Effectiveness – 2 critical assessments you must make
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How to Multiply Your Effectiveness – 2 critical assessments you must make

Jeff does not enjoy performance appraisals. His lack of enthusiasm for the task stems not from any reluctance on his...
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Barrier #4 – We Lead By One Approach Most of the Time
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Barrier #4 – We Lead By One Approach Most of the Time

Our particular, and in some cases peculiar, personality style gives rise and abets a favorite leadership style. In the 1960's,...
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Barrier #3 – We Have Preferences Because of Our Personality
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Barrier #3 – We Have Preferences Because of Our Personality

Every person is a blend of attitudes, opinions, gifts, and experiences. There are open people who will readily reveal things...
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Barrier #2 – We Can Do Many Things, But Not Everything
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Barrier #2 – We Can Do Many Things, But Not Everything

In the previous post I defined Barrier #1 - We Have Limited Time. Today I will define barrier #2 -...
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The first of 4 barriers that hinder you from reaching your circle of concern
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The first of 4 barriers that hinder you from reaching your circle of concern

There are four barriers that stand in the way of everyone and anyone. Once you realize what they are and...
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How to extend your reach – part 1
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How to extend your reach – part 1

 Phil was approaching the end of his seventh year as the headmaster of a private school. All things considered, it...
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2 choices & 3 tasks to change your life today
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2 choices & 3 tasks to change your life today

In the previous post I listed the four benefits gained from an effective strategic staff. Just to be clear, that...
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4 paybacks from an effective strategic team.
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4 paybacks from an effective strategic team.

A strategic team is a person or persons who, by virtue of their competencies, motivation, and reliability will: Extend Your...
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How to light a fire under almost anyone without getting burned – part 2 – Four Reasons Why We Work Alone.
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How to light a fire under almost anyone without getting burned – part 2 – Four Reasons Why We Work Alone.

Four Reasons Why We Work Alone. First, We Find It Too Daunting to Release Responsibility to Others.  We have an ...
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How to light a fire under almost anyone without getting burned – part 1
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How to light a fire under almost anyone without getting burned – part 1

When your circle of concern is greater than your circle of ability. Robert’s second floor offices are crowded with papers,...
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4 necessary qualities of incentive
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4 necessary qualities of incentive

A major big box home improvement store recently changed the incentives program they use to compensate their sales staff. In...
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Immutable law of leadership #2 – cause and effect
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Immutable law of leadership #2 – cause and effect

Effective leaders understand both causes and their effects and are capable of dealing with both. In an earlier post I...
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3 immutable laws of leadership – Part 1
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3 immutable laws of leadership – Part 1

Part and parcel with the three essential skills of effective leadership - 1) Understand the times, 2) Know what to...
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Laws of leadership – getting to know the ropes
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Laws of leadership – getting to know the ropes

When a new sailor arrived on board, he had to learn how to tie knots and which rope hauled up...
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Essential Skill #3
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Essential Skill #3

“Leading is easy, the hard part is getting people to follow.” Yogi Berra    Ok, so you can accurately read...
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