Embracing Confrontation

My wife and I were discussing having leadership roles at work.  Confrontation is unavoidable.  Trust issues come up.  People want to be seen as powerful or experienced and thus show themselves like a bird of paradise or peacock.  When issues and confrontations do arise, the leader has a choice to make.  As in the wild,… Read More

Threshold Identity

Our identity constantly evolves with increased change during periods we pass through a threshold. I’ve been working at a growing company for years.  We have reached a point of diminished returns on our efforts to grow and change.  We maintain instead of improve.  We look at the bottom line instead of the whole picture.  Our metrics… Read More

Poor Timing

Timing our actions to address deficiencies as soon as they are perceived is more effective than waiting until we think a problem exists.  The difficulty is in the perceptions of those that lead, including our leadership of our own lives. Today, I had an executive “help” me with the backlog we have in inspection.  This… Read More