Tag Archives: Scott Adams

The Goofus and Gallant Paths to Leadership Excellence: Start Where You Are!

Leadership: sometimes it seems like the thing we do despite ourselves. When we think about what we’re supposed to do, we stumble. It’s that pesky learning curve. Aren’t you sometimes tempted to just throw leadership theory away, stand up and say, “I JUST WANT TO DO MY JOB!” For most of us, when we don’t […]

How to Lead a Better Meeting: Kellogg’s Leigh Thompson on Common Collaboration Mistakes and Solutions

One of the oldest leadership gaffes in the book is to do things the way they’ve always been done, especially when it comes to meetings. If we really want to empower collaboration and generate great ideas we can act on as a team, old-school meeting strategies have to go. According to Kellogg School of Management […]

Questioning Leadership: How to Get the Answers You Need in a Crisis

When I argued that the “A” in leadership is asking questions, I emphasized the importance of courage and curiosity. Asking questions means getting nuanced and relevant information from colleagues and followers in order to lead effectively. It’s particularly important in a crisis. But there’s a bigger challenge embedded in this not-so-small strategy — how do […]

Shapeshifter Leadership: More than just being flexible

The shapeshifter has a bad name in our culture, because we usually see the worst of this challenging archetypal leadership style. We get this Dilbert-esque, lazy kind of flexibility that gives managers a bad name. Contrary to Scott Adams pointed skewer, managers who aim for flexibility are rarely evil, but they are dangerous. They’re trying […]

Is it Leadership or Just Regular Crazy?

What would we do without Scott Adams to bring us down to earth about the ways we, as part of organizations and in the greater cultural vortex of human advancement, (mis)manage our development!? I admit it, Iʻm an idealist, with my theories and practices of sustainable leadership, community-centered aloha leadership, and the most challenging of […]