Dear Dan: How can I Lead Procrastinators

I can’t figure out why people procrastinate.After reflection, I confess that I do it. But it’s still stressful when people on my team procrastinate.Perhaps you’ve procrastinated when it comes to dealing with procrastinators.Principle #1: Procrastination in others is more irritating than procrastination in you.Principle #2: No one procrastinates about everything.Sourced…...

Focus on Catching Them Doing Something Well! 

When it comes to developing skills, immediate praise works better than threat of future punishment.Make it a daily habit to notice progress.Praise behaviors you want your team to repeat. Bad behaviors capture your attention. Search for something to praise.When you point out something that isn’t working, turn toward the future.Focus on behaviors…...

10 Ways to Start Your Day Like a Leader

Peak performance is built on rest. Exhaustion breeds discouragement and fear.I hope you woke up this morning refreshed. Source - Read More at: leadershipfreak.blogThese are 10 EXCELLENT suggestions for preparing to succeed, which are equally applicable to executives as they are to our children going off to school. This list  of 10 is one…...

Dealing with Destructive Leadership

Wise leaders give and receive correction.Incompetent leaders tear down and poison relationships.Source - Read More at: leadershipfreak.blogCan you remember the last time you offered someone a sincere apology? If not, assuming you are indeed a human being and none of us are perfect, you may want to take some time today to…...

Confessions of a Fired CSO

Management consultants wear many hats – advisor, change agent, devil’s advocate. Sometimes we find ourselves in the role of therapist. I sat down for coffee this last week with Tom, a recently fired CSO. Over the course of the hour, Tom shared many confessions about his recent failure. Time and…...