Eighty-Three

group participation...

83 From a social psychological perspective, group participation is an interesting thing to watch, or not watch in many cases. I say not watch, because most people DON’T actually participate in group settings (or participate very little). They don’t engage, or even so much as display appropriate non-verbal communication letting the speaker know they’re with […]

Seventy-Seven

what leadership isn't...

77 There’s lots of stuff out there on what leadership IS. Good stuff, but to truly understand sound matters, it’s also important to recognize contrasts. Here’s what leadership ISN’T: Leadership isn’t management. Leadership isn’t pretending you’re a leader. Leadership isn’t shirking your responsibilities. Leadership isn’t choosing to hide and coast. Leadership isn’t about doing the […]

Thirty-Five

35 Bitching. Moaning. Whining. Complaining. It’s all some people seem to do. It’s their identity and their attention-seeking mechanism. They’re quick to point out what sucks, what doesn’t work, why it’s never worked, and who’s to blame. They’re easy to spot because their language is laced with self-pity. They’re seemingly incapable of NOT living in […]

Fourteen

14 I’ve always been taught and believed that in the end, nice wins. My leadership and management style reflects this. I choose to interact with others in deliberate ways that entice them to want to buy-in to the greater goals I’m proposing, instead of forcing them to do so by being a dick. YES, there’s a time […]