Leadership

You Can’t Fix What You Refuse to See

“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.” — Mickey Mantle Understanding what lies ahead is critical to making the right decisions. Accepting reality requires to remain open to new information — especially the one that challenges…

Love: The Next Leadership Skill

To paraphrase Jackie DeShannon, “What the business world needs now is love, sweet love.” What’s love got to do it? Exactly what Robin Anselmi explained at a DisruptHR meeting in Richmond, VA last spring. “Love makes us smarter,” she said….

Being ‘Right’ Doesn’t Make You Right

Thinking you are right is a blind spot; not just for intellectuals, but for anyone who places being right above being sensitive to his or her surroundings. Allowing others to be right, even when you believe there is a better…

The 5 Courages HR Needs to Be Good Followers

HR needs to stop leading and start following. Did that get your attention? Good, because that’s what Tim Vanderpyl, associate professor  at Calgary, Canada’s Ambrose University, wants. That doesn’t mean he wants HR people to become doormats. He does want…

What Do You Do When Bosses Go Wild?

“I see the classic image of the boss as a total anachronism. It may work in certain connotations like ‘organized crime boss,’ ‘union boss,’ or ‘pit boss.’ But being bossy per se is not an attribute that I have ever…

How to Gracefully Admit You’re Wrong

In a past organization, I routinely interacted with an employee who just couldn’t bring himself to admit being wrong about anything. No matter if we were dealing with misjudgment about how well a new hire might work out, about the…