Collaboration Slows Leadership

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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 […]

Creative Briefing and Delegation

Delegating Wrong and How to Fix It

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These days, we’re not sup­posed to be so closed-mind­ed as to say that something’s wrong. So let’s just say the exact same thing, but be more polit­i­cal­ly cor­rect about it: unless you’re del­e­gat­ing effec­tive­ly, you’re not like­ly to achieve excel­lence. But that doesn’t quite pack the same punch. The truth is, del­e­ga­tion isn’t just about […]

17072_tac Delegation Mind Map

Leadership and Delegation: When Navy SEALs Lose Momentum

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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, […]

You Can't Outsource Leadership

How to Lead a Change Agent

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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 […]

Mini Mind Maps less talk more action

Less Talk. More Action.

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No gim­micks, and no tech­niques. The only way to build char­ac­ter is to go through it. It’s easy to talk about how bad racism is and how hor­ri­ble Enron was, and we should. But char­ac­ter is only formed when it costs you something…when you put process behind your words. So say the right thing. But […]