Tag Archives: toxic

Why lead? #HBR asks the $20,000 #leadership question

One of the most telling questions you can ask someone in any kind of leadership role is what motivates them to be a better leader. The Harvard Business Review wants us to ask the hard questions so we can find real answers to make our leadership better. Motivation is everything. “Those with internal, intrinsic motives […]

Leadership “Intervention:” teachings of popular culture

It’s a familiar story: boy/girl meets drug-of-choice, boy/girl falls in love, boy/girl’s family intervenes, boy/girl goes to rehab and starts over. In the TV series, “Intervention,” this plot happens over and over again. Most of the addicts go to rehab, and many stay sober for awhile, maybe longer. The stark white postscript on the screen […]

Wanna be a Team Player? Depends…

In any organization, we talk about followers as “team players…” But it depends on where a person is in the team hierarchy, whether being a team player is good for you. Leaders need to remember that neglected team members might just find another team! When I coach creative followers frustrated with the leadership in their […]