Read This If You Think You Don’t Have Any Authority

I’m not the supervisor. I’m not the manager. I’m not in charge here, so I’ll do whatever the boss wants. Do any of these sound familiar? If someone promoted me, then I’d have the authority to lead. Once I’ve been knighted, then I’ll have the nobility to influence others. Once I’ve been bequeathed the royal […]

It’s Not Your Fault, But It Is Your Responsibility

The skills that were taught in school are mostly irrelevant. Sure, there are basics like math and reading–but even now, the average reading level in the US is 8th grade. It’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility. It’s not fair, for sure. The sooner we accept and adjust, the sooner we can get […]

Are You As Ready As You Think

Here’s a leadership trick I pulled from Agile. When you’re looking at yourself, your team, or a co-worker, you can use this tool to quickly assess readiness. In the “Situational Leadership Model,” there are 4 levels of “readiness.” Readiness is how motivated and capable someone is. It’s a predictor of future output.   Here are […]