“It’s amazing how many times people are working…HARD..,, and when you ask them what they’re really trying to accomplish, they’re really not sure.” -Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak, reflections on Winning Well While out on our Winning Well Tour, David and I had an opportunity to visit with Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak, to hear his perspective on what it means to win well. This
The Winning Well ruckus has been a delight…and part of that is the chance to be part of Amacom’s book family. The American Management Association is a leader’s source for so many great resources, it’s an honor to have Winning Well among them.
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“You can’t be in last place!” Joe shouted, and immediately winced as he saw Ann’s exhausted eyes begin
Her call touched me deeply. She was trying so hard…to establish the right vision, to key in on the important behaviors, to scaffold and develop…and her team just wasn’t listening. Perhaps you’ve been there too. You’ve got vision. You care deeply. You teach. You repeat yourself. But no one seems to “get it”? Here are ten questions worth asking when you hit that wall–when your
“Laura,” a senior exec working to build leadership throughout her team, looked up from her salad and confided.
“Karin, the truth is I have so many things going on in any given day, I may not remember the exact decision I made if it was a trivial matter, and I may not even remember exactly what I said about something important. But what I DO KNOW is what I WOULD HAVE SAID in any given
If you only care about next week’s results, bring in a User Manager. He’ll get it done. But watch out for the aftermath. You know the type–the kind of manager who works to win at all costs. The guy who’s “all business” or the woman who’s “got no time for that crap (meaning connection and understanding).” They’ve got their
When I was in grad school, there were clearly two camps (and they didn’t respect each other all that much): The scientests out to prove their hypotheses through experimentation, control groups, and statistical analysis, and the qualitative researchers who showed up, listened, and let the theories emerge. Being in business, and studying at night, I was initially drawn to the power of proof. But as I grew into