How to blow up a relationship

How to blow up a relationship

Want to blow up a business relationship? Try this on for size (trust me, you’ve seen this pattern): Take a colleague’s email, comment, or behavior out of context. Assume the worst. Write an accusatory, abrasive email back to them. Include things...
The Symbolic Act

The Symbolic Act

Why would someone shave off a perfectly beautiful head of hair? If you read this blog, I’m guessing you want to make a difference – in your company, in your team, for your customers, or in your community.  You probably believe what I do: that making a...
Fear’s Casualty

Fear’s Casualty

In a recent post, I wrote about the downsides of using fear (or greed) to fuel your organization.  I still think a hunger for great things trumps fear (almost) every day.  But another reason recently came to mind. A while back, I was working with a leader in a really...
Why the Why’s Matter

Why the Why’s Matter

A lot of people think that the leader’s job is to make tough strategic decisions and then to communicate them out to the organization.  That’s true, but if we stop with the “what” part of that message, we might just come up short. Here’s...

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