Weak Link in The Chain of Command

I write this under the strain of frustration, anger, and sadness.  Someone very close to me – and all her staff – are suffering deeply from the short-sighted, fear-based actions of bad bosses.

Beware the invoking of “the chain of command.”  (more…)

The Perils of Leadership Training

Ever work for a bad boss?  You know how badly your team can suffer.  Morale, productivity, initiative – down the tubes.

Ever work for a great boss?  You know how your team (more…)

2 Sides of the Leadership Coin

People grow best where they continuously experience an ingenious blend of support and challenge; the rest is commentary.

It’s a rare aphorism that captures the essence of leadership in a single sentence, but (more…)

Curb Their Anger

In an elementary school where I used to teach, the “behavior room” (where the bad kids got sent) displayed this poster:  “It’s okay to be angry. It’s not okay to be mean.”

I don’t care how “invaluable” the employee is — (more…)