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Counterintuitive Thoughts and Paradoxes

Counterintuitive Thoughts and Paradoxes There’s nothing like a good paradox or counterintuitive thought to help stimulate someone’s thinking (and leadership growth). So here are five of my favorites: “The Best Way to Get Something Done Is by NOT Working on It” – This is about the art, science, and practice of delegation. If a leader …

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Types of Intelligence

Types of Intelligence There’s an interesting 9 minute video over at BigThink.com. It’s titled, “There are 8 classes of intelligence. Which are you?“ The Description: Although the title says there are 8 classes of intelligence, as you’ll hear, developmental psychologist Dr. Howard Gardner, actually discusses the whys and wherefores of 10 of them: linguistic intelligence …

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Getting a Seat at the Table

Getting a Seat at the Table No doubt you attend more meetings than you probably care to. And no doubt, many of those meetings aren’t always the best use of your time. So, to suggest that there are some meetings that you’d actually want to attend must seem pretty absurd. But it’s not. Types of …

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Prodrome Management

Prodrome Management The main water main under my street burst, this week. After calling Public Works (I was the first person to contact them) their trucks and backhoe and workers arrived in literally minutes. All told, it took less than 3 hours to turn off the water, dig the hole, patch the leak, fill the …

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Why Don’t Leaders Already Know These Things?!

Why Don’t Leaders Already Know These Things?! The Good News is that there are a near-infinite ways to do leadership well. The Bad News, there are even more ways to do it poorly!! To help simplify things, a bit, here are five of my favorite themes for helping people become more compelling, effective leaders: 1. …

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Creating More Platinum Moments

Creating More Platinum Moments A very interesting email hit my inbox, not long ago, in the form of two little quizzes prompted by what was called Charles Schultz’ Philosophy. Schultz, of course, was the creator of the incredibly popular and long-lasting Peanuts cartoon strip. Let me share the quizzes with you. Quiz #1 Name the …

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