Why People Follow You

Why People Follow You

People don’t follow you because you’re smart. They follow because you make them feel brilliant.   Those in our charge will comply with commands, but we fool ourselves if we think this leading. Real influence – where people connect their hands, head and heart – is...
The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth

Simple isn’t easy. It’s difficult.   While most organizations promote simplicity as a principle in operations, the few who succeed begin with this wisdom: Simple and easy are rarely synonymous.   “My work isn’t simple!” is often a complaint meant to...
Being Hard On People

Being Hard On People

“She’s really hard on us,” is usually followed by one of two comments:   “. . . and I can’t wait to find a new job.” Or, “. . . yet, this work is extremely fulfilling.”   The first remark is made by those who work in spaces bankrupt of confidence. Meetings...