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The Polarization Paradox

Last Sunday afternoon, my wife and I sat listening to 1960’s music, relishing the smell of the barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers, enjoying our annual neighborhood block party. When one of my friends returned to our table, from talking to a few of our local politicians, I told him that I wasn’t going to . . . → Read More: The Polarization Paradox

The 3 SUPER Best Practices

Effective and efficient leaders often focus on the fewest actions that deliver the greatest impact.

At a recent professional meeting, a leader asked how she could affect her organization’s dysfunctional culture when she was “only a middle manager.”

“Let me ask you this,” I replied, “is the quality of your home life most affected . . . → Read More: The 3 SUPER Best Practices

A Manager Who Leads?

I gripped the handlebars for the umpteenth time, clenched my teeth, took a deep breath and started spinning the mountain bike peddles furiously. I clawed my way up the steep slope, barely dodging those huge rocks on the path, bouncing over the stones that tried to rip the bike from my vice grip.

You . . . → Read More: A Manager Who Leads?

How to Stretch When You Feel Pulled

How Well Do You Stretch When You're Pulled?

A team leader recently lamented that the senior executives in her organization had implemented a new policy to improve the quality of information submitted. This leader applauded the effort to improve quality, but moaned that the rigid new policy was also decreasing productivity, . . . → Read More: How to Stretch When You Feel Pulled

Ouch! Leaders Who Snap When They Should S-t-r-e-t-c-h

Washington’s leadership lesson reminds us that the whitewater work environment requires leaders to manage “paradoxical tensions.” . . . → Read More: Ouch! Leaders Who Snap When They Should S-t-r-e-t-c-h