We treat collaboration as if it’s sacred. But it has it’s own tradeoffs. The fact is, when there’s a capable decision maker, decisions get made quicker. And when there’s collaboration, they get made slower. It’s up to us to decide what mix we want. But we’re here to talk about something that gets forgotten a […]
Everyone wants to be right all of the time. We don’t want to hear “I told you so,” when things don’t work out the way we or they thought. But there’s a cost to obsessing over blame and making the “best possible decision on the information available.” That cost is sanity. When we hesitate to make […]
Terrorism only works with weak leadership. And it doesn’t have to be an Islamic extremist either. Terrorism takes hold whenever we value something that we really should give up. If you’re a weak leader, and someone calls you a racist, you try to find ways to prove you’re not. If you’re a strong leader, you […]
Scaling is impossible without delegation. On the other hand, delegating to smart, capable people can be intimidating and make you feel out of control. But if you can ignore the details while focusing on the goal of every business function, you can effectively delegate. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to learn from them, […]
Change agents run into problems when they bring powerful vision and hope into an insecure company. When they arrive, leaders can feel as though their culture and goal, maybe even their position and authority, are threatened. But the answer isn’t to give up. Instead, find out how to turn a change agent from your personal […]
An action-based life comes from the discipline of making good, hard decisions. Are there decisions you should be making faster? Practice making those decisions quickly, and watch how things move forward. Discuss in Slack.
Servant-leaders win hearts, because they choose to respect others and their needs. That means finding out what those needs are. I hope you’re finding those skills in this issue. If you are, I hope you let them strengthen your heart in love for those you’re serving. Discuss in Slack.