Why And How You Should Switch To Decision-Enabling From Decision-Making

Why And How You Should Switch To Decision-Enabling From Decision-Making

If decisions have to go through you, you’re the choke point at the bottom of the funnel, controlling the flow. Conversely, if you provide clear direction, resources, bounded authority, and accountability, enabling others to make decisions, you turn the funnel into a...

A Masterclass In Personal Branding By Amanda Gorman

A Masterclass In Personal Branding By Amanda Gorman

22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman burst into the country’s attention at Joe Biden’s inauguration like a brilliant sunrise. She’d been honing her craft for years below the horizon and the light of her personal brand had been growing steadily, living three lessons for...

How Joe Biden (And You) Can Keep Those Not Selected As VP Engaged

How Joe Biden (And You) Can Keep Those Not Selected As VP Engaged

The Democrats will nominate Kamala Harris as Vice President this week. At the same time, there are more people that wanted the job and thought they had at least an outside chance than any of us imagine. Joe Biden needs to keep them engaged and needs to do that with...

Leveraging Excuses To Contact To Make Up For Lost Chance Encounters

Leveraging Excuses To Contact To Make Up For Lost Chance Encounters

It’s turning out that, for at least some, working at home is not so bad. Many have found ways to adapt. Some even think they’re being more productive. One of the things that’s not happening is unplanned chance encounters in hallways, break rooms, and the like. This...

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....

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