Managing yourself out of the picture

Managing yourself out of the picture

I often counsel my clients to make themselves dispensable. They often question me when I suggest that, but I mean it. Part of a leader’s or manager’s role is to make sure that their team can survive without them – to manage themselves out of the picture. Now, you...
Do you and do it all the way

Do you and do it all the way

Many of our clients come to us believing that there is a perfect way to be a leader – that there are specific things they’re supposed to do and specific ways they are supposed to be in order to be a good leader. They somehow believe that leadership is a “one size fits...
Our brains are built for bias and how to overcome it

Our brains are built for bias and how to overcome it

A few years ago, I was observing a meeting that one of my clients was having with his direct report. I listened to their conversation, heard the direct report share a seemingly simple story of the way he had handled an issue, and watched my client react with anger…to...
You don’t have to be an extrovert to be a leader

You don’t have to be an extrovert to be a leader

Recently many of my clients have been introverts. I can tell because, as they share with me that they need to speak up in meetings more, that they need to get their voice in the fray, they then invariably say something like, “But all those people are just talking...