Mentoring

By Verdeen Bueckert Okay, so Yoda is not our mentor. But we would agree that mentoring is crucial – and even essential – for spiritual growth. However, there are two stubborn obstacles: finding a mentor and being a mentor. Mentors who consider themselves...

Why Change is So Hard

By Dallas Bidell Why is it so hard to sustain substantial long-term change for the better both in my personal life (e.g., losing weight) or in an organization? In the book Immunity to Change, Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey tackle that question head-on with...

Five Reasons to Share Your Power With a Team

By Verdeen Bueckert What makes a great leader? Most cultures and organizations assume it’s strength, autonomy, brilliance, vision and power. But these values produce – at best – isolated, exhausted leaders. All too often, the results are more toxic:...

The (Saint) Peter Principle

By Verdeen Bueckert You’ve planned, prioritized and developed a team. Now it gets interesting: expect mistakes and missteps when you involve others. The Peter Principle states, “Employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence.” This phrase was coined in a 1969...

How to Lead When You Are Already Busy #3

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt In earlier blogs we described the first two steps to take when you are already busy: Blog 1 – Plan well Blog 2 – Prioritize ruthlessly But planning and prioritizing won’t be enough. When you lead in an organization, you cannot — you must not...

How to Lead When You Are Already Busy #2

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt Feeling overwhelmed by endless responsibility? Here are some practical things you can do about it! Step 1: Plan well The last blog tackled the first step: get control of your own life. We showed you a rhythm of planning that really works. But what...