13 Warning Signs that What You’ve Delegated Won’t Get Done

Yes, you know you’re doing too much. Way too much! And, yes, you know you need to give things to other people to do. But you’ve tried delegating, and it doesn’t work. The last time you delegated something to someone, the whole project blew up in your face, and you ended up doing it yourself. […]

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Why Start with Why and The Power of the People Pyramid

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the god of commerce and travel. He was not a good god, however, which provided an explanation to the ancient Greeks—wrong as it was—for business deals gone bad and tragedies at sea. Zeus looked the other way as Sisyphus carried out his crimes against humanity, but one day he crossed […]

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What is Vision and Why Does it Matter?

The drama began on October 4, 1957. It’s one of history’s most compelling examples of the power of vision. That was the day Americans looked into the night sky and realized they had been beat into space. Sputnik 1 was the first man-made object to orbit the earth. In light of the United States’ spectacular […]

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The Real Power of Positive Praise: A True Story

I had just taken over a small group of radio stations, and we were cash-starved. Due to poor management of those who had preceded us and rapid industry deregulation, creditors were knocking at our door on a daily basis and paychecks were routinely 1-2 weeks late. A new surprise—not the good kind, like an IRS […]

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How to Avoid the BP-Effect with Your People

Your boss walks into your office, closes the door, and wants to talk. What do you experience in that moment? A racing pulse? Cold sweats? Thoughts spinning out of control? You’re not alone, because that’s what most people experience when their boss shows up unannounced wanting “to talk”. And that’s what people experience when you […]

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​Stop, Be Safe, Be Sound: 3 Steps to Keep Your Cool in Conflict

Quick, do the math. What’s two times zero? Zero. What’s 20 times zero? Still zero, right? What about 200 times zero, 2,000 times zero, or even 2,000,000 times zero? Anything times zero is zero. You know that, of course. It doesn’t matter how big a number you put in the equation; if it’s multiplied by […]

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