Legacy

A couple of weeks ago Jack Ma shared a resignation letter. If you don’t know Jack, he’s the charismatic leader of Alibaba. He’s created one of the most successful companies in China. In his [...]

Rebalancing power

David Marquet writes a lot about leadership. In one of his leadership nudges, he talks about why it’s important to flatten the power gradient. That is how people who have more status, power, and [...]

Clear messages

We’ve written many times in these insights about expectations, and one other aspect of setting expectations is the awareness of ambiguity. While we hope that people can read our minds or [...]

People decisions

I’m not sure you need to spend too much time convincing anyone in management about the importance of properly managing people, but there is something to be said about how we make decisions that [...]

Permission to speak

There is someone in your organization who wants to speak with you. They have thought about this conversation for some time. They have ideas, healthy concerns, and even frustrations that they have [...]

Better use of power

Power is one of those words that invokes thoughts of independence, strength, and influence. Power is also a word that is misunderstood, and can cause conflicts to develop. Organizations often [...]

Embarrassed

Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, once said if you’re not embarrassed by your idea when you launched it, then you’ve launched it too late. He has since qualified this by saying that he isn’t [...]

Change your routine

Depending on your role in an organization, the flow of information coming your way is likely controlled or filtered. You may be shielded from information you need to know often or told just [...]