What’s Your Point?

What’s Your Point?

What’s your point? It seems like such a rude question to ask that we’ve stopped asking it in any form. Early in my career, before I was aware of the need to put any sort of filter on my mouth, I asked it often. The reaction I usually got was one of shock. Like, how...
Fisherperson or Coach?

Fisherperson or Coach?

“My team members are always coming to me with problems they want me to solve. No one seems to be able to come up with their own solutions. It’s exhausting!” If this sounds familiar in some form, this blog post might be for you. The central question is focused on what...
Earn the Right to Lead

Earn the Right to Lead

Many people still seem to think leadership comes from your title, position, or having the corner office. This attitude results in what we like to call “Taskmaster Leadership” The focus, as the title suggests, is on tasks. It’s easy to use your authority over others as...
Where’s The Bar?

Where’s The Bar?

Where’s the bar? Not the one you might visit for a drink with friends, but the bar of expectation. Managers and leaders set the bar of expectation for team members. But how do you do at communicating where that bar is? And how team members are doing at reaching it?...