What are you waiting for?

I’ve been listening to the book “The four hour work week” by Tim Ferris. It’s a self-help book in which the author describes his life, and how he’s transformed the way he thinks about work so now he only works four hours each week. The premise is pretty straight...

Stop worrying about missing out

I recently read an article which talked about the trap of not wanting to miss out on something. Not wanting to miss something is more commonly known as the fear of missing out (FOMO). When struck by FOMO you might find yourself saying yes to everything. I think I...

Learning is not optional; success is

You are not leading for change when you fail to provide time for learning. A failure to provide learning time is a pretty typical scenario I encounter. Leaders load their teams up with work as they’re under the gun to deliver. Then, they tell the team we’re going to...

Who is responsible for trust

I sometimes hear leaders claim the people don’t trust them. At times, they don’t even have a good handle on the amount of trust that exists. I’ve had leaders tell me they don’t trust their people. So, who is responsible for trust on a team? Is trust the responsibility...

Stop doing dumb things

I often write about the soft skills associated with Leadership. This post is going to be a little more tactical. So, if you only remember one thing about this post I want you to remember: “Stop doing dumb things.” Dumb things in my days as a Project...

When Leaders help, do they help or hinder?

Yesterday, in my post leaders don’t make it comfortable I confessed to being a fixer. I used to spend a lot of time fixing, as I thought it was good leaders do. As I was writing yesterday’s post, it struck me that my message might be suggesting that leaders should...