Good Manager, Poor Leader. What’s Missing?

The baseball coach was frustrated with his team. They just weren’t executing. When they were up to bat, they couldn’t buy a hit. The pitchers gave up too many hits. Even when the pitching was good, the fielders made errors that cost the team too many runs....

Is It Bad To Be a Bossy Woman?

There has been a lot of talk about bossy women lately.  Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is leading a formidable group of successful women, including Condoleezza Rice and Girl Scouts CEO Anna Marie Chávez, on the banning of that word to describe women. Their purpose is...

Letting Knowledge Walk out the Door…Willingly

It’s good to have a subject matter expert on your team.  A good SME is a resource that virtually every other member of your team can rely on for valuable insight again and again. It’s a nice feeling for that resource too.  Who wouldn’t like to be the person that whole...

The Illusion of Control

I live what I believe to be a typical existence of a family man in the suburbs.  On a typical weekend, I’ll get together with friends, drink a few beers, and discuss the trials and tribulations of raising kids, saving for college and the latest issues on the school...