Monday Quick Tip ~ Don’t Take the Blame

“A poor workman always blames his tools.” As leaders we are in the business of making others successful.  I had a boss at General Electric who used to say, “Your success is my success.” His words were backed up by a commitment to meet with me regularly, coach me, guide me and make sure IContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Don’t Take the Blame”

Monday Quick Tip ~ Focus on Mastery

“They are a Jack of all trades, but master of none.” This phrase has been used in a derogatory way to describe a person who is scattered and undisciplined.  We all know people who are so sidetracked they can’t get anything done.  Focus eludes them.  They are driven by distraction. We know others who are overworkedContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Focus on Mastery”

Monday Quick Tip ~ Admit When You Don’t Know it All

Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools learn in no other. – Benjamin Franklin In almost every leadership position we hold there is a honeymoon period that allows us to get settled in and learn the lay of the land.  Very soon reality sets in and we realize there are challenges that are rising toContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Admit When You Don’t Know it All”

Monday Quick Tip ~ The One Who Laughs Lasts

Laughter is the best medicine Have you ever been a cranky leader? I have on too many occasions.  I’m currently going through a very busy season that only promises to get busier in the coming weeks.  I find myself with a bad attitude that is in need of some serious adjustment.  Here are some signsContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ The One Who Laughs Lasts”