Are You Dealing with Complexity, Ambiguity and Uncertainty? Join the Club.

There is a saying here at my company: we like to see managers get “bloodied up a bit” before moving them into more prominent leadership roles. If we believe someone has management potential, we will intentionally put them in a situation where they will encounter extreme conflict, opposition, or just plain ambiguity (which in and of [Read More...]

Entering the Fog

I took these shots from my car with the i-phone while driving between morning meetings. The fog was thick and sluggish, with no intention of burning off any time soon. [Read more...]

Don’t Panic – You’re Not Supposed to Have All the Answers

I was talking to a friend recently who is second in command at a publicly traded billion-dollar company. He was telling me about an important project he was responsible for, and how at one point he became completely overwhelmed. It had gotten complicated, he said, and he wasn’t sure what to do next. “I went [Read More...]

Three Leadership Priniciples That Have Guided My Career

A couple of months ago I received a call from a big-time pastor in my area doing sabbatical research on the subject of Leadership. I honestly don’t consider myself a leadership expert by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I think the whole subject of leadership has been quite sufficiently covered to the point [Read More...]

Are You Dealing with Complexity, Ambiguity and Failure? Congratulations. And Welcome to the Real World.

We have a saying here at my company: we like to see managers get “bloodied up a bit” before moving them into more prominent leadership roles. If we believe someone has management potential, we will intentionally put them in a situation where they will encounter extreme conflict, opposition, or just plain ambiguity (which in and [Read More...]


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