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Complicated DrawingWe tend to over-complicate things in life, and when it comes to defining what successful leadership looks like, we reallyreally, over-complicate it. Much of what constitutes leadership success comes down to common sense, but unfortunately it’s not always common practice.

Searching the shelves of your local bookstore (do those still exist?)...

Conference Room“Since you are interested in virtual work, let me show you our video conferencing capability.”

The room was impressive. The huge wall screens provided a full view of participants at tables in other locations. The ceiling-mounted microphones and speakers and the large, locked cabinet of sophisticated controls showed the effort and expense invested...

Metal SpringsI just got back from teaching a class on our Situational Team Leadership content. Before class started, people were very quiet, even wary, about talking with one another.  Some even passed the time by doing individual work at their computer.

To start the class I shared that since this was a course on teams, I’d like them to introduce themselves and ...

Making Progress in Your Career“Growth is not steady, forward, upward progression. It is instead a switchback trail; three steps forward, two back, one around the bushes, and a few simply standing, before another forward leap.”

–Dorothy Corkville Briggs

Becoming the person we want to be is a gradual process. We learn and grow line upon line. Here is a three-step process...

Whack-A-MoleHave you ever played Whack-A-Mole, the classic arcade game?  You’ve got a padded hammer, and when a mole pops up, you whack it back down. The object of the game is to nail as many moles as you can before they duck back into the hole.

The moles don’t stay up for very long. As the game continues, two moles pop up simultaneously, then perhaps three, a...