Fear, and Faith

Organizations and managers crave certainty. That's why the spreadsheet was invented. Put a lot of them in a three-ring binder, sprinkle in some pie charts, and everyone breathes a sigh of relief.

You cannot eliminate uncertainty. And, it’s impossible to create complete certainty. Some things remain uncertain, unmeasurable, unpredictable and, so, require faith as a tool of leadership.


How Your Problems Save You From Misery and Failure

Six terrible, shadowy forces roam this world, all of which have taken aim squarely at you with the purpose of making your life -- and your work -- a long, agonizing slog full of failure and misery.


The Rotten Leader's Guide to Feedback

What you're about to read is advice on how to give feedback like a rotten leader. It's good advice. We've tried some of it, and we've watched others try it, too. Believe us, it works.

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I am a teacher, coach, and advisor.

I believe great leaders (and their companies and organizations) must strive to think and act small in a large world, simple in a complex world, and caring in an indifferent world.

Work is broken. It will be fixed not by technology, or a process, or a system, but by fixing our humanity.

Let's have a conversation. Drop me a note, or call, anytime.