Parents! Do what you say!

Some of my most popular articles this year are the leadership in parenting stories. I was telling this to my son lately and he told me that he even shows them to his friends! I asked him what I should...

/ September 25, 2017

Be Fearless Of Failure And Start Learning By Doing

One topic I often find myself discussing these days is learning by doing. Cultures that value continuous improvement encourage experimentation. They also encourage people to fail fast so they can learn fast. But this idea is scary to those working...

/ September 20, 2017
Loop learning for new results!

How To Make Your Leadership More Powerful With Loop Learning

As leaders, it’s very difficult to create change in our organizations. One of the biggest problems is that over time, we forget what drives our change and what progress we’re making. When we work with our teams, change sometimes feels...

/ August 12, 2017
Distinction Excellence And Greatness

The distinction between Excellence and Greatness

When I got involved in the Tribal Leadership world a few years ago, I learned many key distinctions. One of my favorites was the distinction between Excellence and Greatness. Stage four tribes come from a collective quest to reach a common...

/ July 27, 2017
Co-creative leaders encourage learning by doing

Co-creative leaders encourage learning by doing!

A few years ago, I was delivering a presentation at a local user group meeting. During the question and answer period, I went off on a little rant on leadership challenges I see in at clients. That rant spawned an...

/ July 19, 2017
Dormant leader wakes up!

5 powerful things dormant leaders absolutely need to know!

A while back, I wrote an article called Awaken Dormant Leaders. It is one of my favorite articles ever and it seems to connect with many people. Recently, a few visitors to the site sent me e-mails to ask me...

/ July 17, 2017
Co-creative leaders dance with the system around them!

Co-creative leaders dance with the system around them!

A few years ago, I was delivering a presentation at a local user group meeting. During the question and answer period, I went off on a little rant on leadership challenges I see in at clients. That rant spawned an...

/ July 12, 2017
Father And Son Talking Outside About Responsibility

How to create responsibility through powerful conversations

A few months ago, I wrote an article to share the story of how we guided our kids through the last few months with our cat. I wrote it at the time to share a story I felt could be useful...

/ July 10, 2017

Co-creative leaders build capacity on their teams!

A few years ago, I was delivering a presentation at a local user group meeting. During the question and answer period, I went off on a little rant on leadership challenges I see in at clients.   That rant spawned...

/ July 5, 2017
The baggage we carry in our lives

The Surprising Baggage You Are Carrying As A Leader

Over the last five or six years, I played hockey in different garage leagues, usually very late at night. Hockey is a very fast-paced sport. At times it seemed like even if we were “playing for fun,” there were nights...

/ July 3, 2017