File this one under Peeves. And maybe under Startup Life. I bristle inside when someone says that they didn’t fix a problem or offer a solution because they “didn’t feel like they had the authority to make that decision.”  I’ve heard this a lot over the years. “If I was the Director of x,y,z, then(…)

Leading Starts With Listening

Leading starts with listening. Here are some phrases that may help you get to the bottom of things: “Tell me more.” “Is there anything else?” “What should I have asked you that I didn’t ask you?” “How do you know you know that?” What do you expect of me?” “How do you see this? “What(…)

Finding My Subconscious Leadership Style

I’ve been trying to be intentional about my personal leadership style. How do I operate in a team? What do I bring to the table? There are many different kinds of leaders, and many different ways to be successful–I’m not looking to fit into some pop leadership coaching ideal. I want to be myself, just(…)