How To [not make but] Guide Decisions As A New Leader

How To [not make but] Guide Decisions As A New Leader

The overriding prescription for your success as an executive onboarding into a new role is to converge into the team and organization before trying to evolve them. You can’t make decisions while you’re converging. You have not yet earned the right. Any idea you bring...

When To Discard Your Loyal Opposition

When To Discard Your Loyal Opposition

You need a meaningful level of loyal disruption, challenge, rebellion, and deviation on a team. Without it, inertia sets in. You don’t evolve. You stagnate and eventually get eaten by competition you don’t see coming. However, when your loyal opposition ceases to...

How The Best Leaders Enable Confidence To Triumph Over Fear

How The Best Leaders Enable Confidence To Triumph Over Fear

Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) has reframed the Stockdale Paradox in a way that can help all of us. Her fundamental premise is that “fear is false evidence appearing real.” It’s crippling. The only way to conquer it is confidence – confidence in the real truth, confidence...

How To Win With A Service-Focused Strategy

How To Win With A Service-Focused Strategy

As described in my earlier article on What It Takes To Accelerate Through A Strategic Inflection Point, if there is a change in your situation or your ambitions, you need to jump-shift your strategy, organization and operations all together, all at the same time....

How To Win With A Delivery-Focused Strategy

How To Win With A Delivery-Focused Strategy

As described in my earlier article on What It Takes To Accelerate Through A Strategic Inflection Point, if there is a change in your situation or your ambitions, you need to jump-shift your strategy, organization and operations all together, all at the same time....

Why David Calhoun’s Onboarding As CEO Of Boeing Is A Work In Progress

Why David Calhoun’s Onboarding As CEO Of Boeing Is A Work In Progress

Assume the replacement of Dennis Muildenburg as Boeing’s CEO has been in the works for a while. Job #1 for the CEO of a production-focused company is to keep the planes from falling down. There was nowhere for Muildenburg to hide when not one but two of Boeing’s 737...

How Great Leaders Bring Out Others’ Self-Confidence

How Great Leaders Bring Out Others’ Self-Confidence

Leaders inspire and enable others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose. Great leaders add bringing out others’ self-confidence by emphasizing confidence-building in their approach to the direction, authority, resource, and accountability aspects of delegation.

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