Taking the “Micro” Out of Micromanagement

Seven Steps Toward Shifting From Micromanagement to Management On our way to trying to make new things happen, we often bump into our own self-sabotaging behaviors. In our Journey of Not Knowing programs, we call them “hooks.” Hooks are defensive behaviors that allow us to avoid the scariness of trying new ideas or behaviors. One of the most common hooks is micromanagement. … Continued

Leading Your Leader: 5 Steps to Manage Up and Move Up

You dreaded this moment, and yet it has arrived. The leader to whom you report has launched another initiative to pursue a new client that has everyone charging down the wrong road. How do you know? You have been down that road before and what you found at the end of it was not pretty. Your manager appears bent on his objective. … Continued

Birthing a Book to Bring New Life to Leadership

Dear Friends, After two years in the making (not counting four years of thinking), I can answer the question, “WHERE is the book?” with, “The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble & eBooks everywhere.” I now understand what authors mean when they describe writing … Continued

The Heresy of Change: How Self-Knowledge Empowers Leaders to Move Up, or On

Is there something in the water that heralds different thinking? Over my entire career, I have listened to leaders as clients, colleagues, and friends talk about their careers, what they want from them and what struggles they face. Those all are normal attributes of executive life. In the last month, a recurrent theme has surfaced in too many conversations to ignore. Running … Continued